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Early voting continues for 8th District runoff, propositions

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Early voting resumes Monday for elections to be held April 29 in 46 Louisiana parishes.

Among parishes with elections that date are Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Sabine and Webster.

Early voting will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Saturday at parish registrar of voters offices or other designated locations.

Click here for a list of the addresses and telephone numbers.

Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 29 for those who choose not to vote early.

Decisions that voters face include runoffs from last month's elections and/or propositions.

BY THE NUMBERS
19 parishes have only propositions on their ballots. Those include Bienville, Caddo, Lincoln, Natchitoches and Webster.
12 parishes have runoff decisions and propositions on their ballots. Among them is Sabine.
7 parishes have runoff elections and no propositions for voters to consider. Those include Bossier. 

The runoff in Bossier Parish is for the 8th District seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

The district's 28,997 voters have a choice of two Bossier City Republicans. 

They are Raymond Crews, of the 2400 block of Churchill Drive, and Robert Hal "Robbie" Gatti Jr., of the 900 block of Mallard Bend.

8th DISTRICT VOTERS PROFILE

By party affiliation
Republican 48.6 percent
Democrats 26.5 percent
Other 25 percent

By race
White 75.9 percent
Black 18.9 percent
Other 5.2 percent

By gender
Female 54.8 percent
Male 45.2 percent
Unknown: 0.1 percent

SABINE PARISH

Some Sabine Parish voters also must decide a runoff.

It's for the District 3 seat on the Sabine Police Jury.

The district's 1,711 voters have a choice of two Republicans from Many: Charles "Charlie" Brown, of the 3800 block of Natchitoches Highway, and "Randy" Skidmore, of the 1000 block of W.B. Lewing Road.

Also on ballots in Sabine are nine tax renewals:

  • Parishwide: 1.67 mills
  • Ward 1, Road District 18: 10.9 mills
  • Ward 2, Road District 16: 10.02 mills
  • Wards 1 and 2 Fire Protection District 1: 10.24 mills
  • Ward 3, Road District 9: 10.25 mills
  • Ward 4, Road District 17: 10.41 mills
  • Wards 3 and 4 Fire Protection District 1: 5.03 mills
  • Ward 9, Road District 20: 22.16 mills
  • Ward 10, Road District 11: 25.64 mills

Following are the propositions on ballots in Bienville, Caddo, Lincoln, Natchitoches and Webster parishes.

BIENVILLE PARISH

The 1,912 voters in North Bienville Fire District are being asked to renew a millage. 

The 6.7 mills being sought is an increase of 0.99 of a mill over the 5.71-mill tax voters approved March 8, 2008. 

The new, 10-year levy would generate an estimated $638,900 a year for the fire district.

CADDO PARISH

Caddo's 164,125  voters are being asked to renew four parishwide property taxes:

  • 0.83 of a mill for public facilities
  • 0.87 of a mill for public health facilities
  • 1.97 mills for juvenile court and detention
  • 2.72 mills for the Caddo Courthouse

Also on the ballot for 35,134 of Caddo's voters is consideration of whether to rededicate a 1 percent sales tax and a 0.5 percent sales tax in Sales Tax District 1.

LINCOLN PARISH

The Lincoln Parish School Board has three tax renewals before the parish's 26,776 voters. Two are for 4.94 mills each; the other is for 8.48 mills. They are for constructing, equipping, improving and maintaining the district's school buildings.

NATCHITOCHES PARISH

All voters in Natchitoches Parish except those in the town of Campti are being asked to consider renewing a 0.5 percent sales tax. That amounts to 24,401 voters.

There's also a $7.2 million bond issue before the 2,678 voters in Consolidated School District 7 and the renewal of a 7.19-mill property tax for the 1,292 voters in Fire District 5.

WEBSTER PARISH

Only 1,070 Webster Parish voters are eligible to cast ballots this election. Voters in Cotton Valley School District 12 are being asked to decide on a 5-mill property tax.

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