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Early voting begins Saturday for May 4 election

Early voting begins Saturday for May 4 election


Early voting begins this Saturday, April 20, and will run through next Saturday, April 27, for an election set for May 4, with the exception of Easter Sunday, April 21.

Early voting will be conducted at the Registrar of Voters Office, 307 W. 4th St., in Thibodaux; the Registrar of Voters Office, 16241 E. Main St., Suite B-23 in Galliano; and at the new early voting site at 4876 Hwy. 1, in Mathews.

Early voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Appearing on the ballot parishwide are four millage renewals for the Lafourche Parish Consolidated School District.

Proposition 1 is a 10-year, 7.49 mill property tax renewal to be used for the school’s general maintenance.

This proposition has been renewed nine times to date. Yearly revenue estimate from this proposition is approximately $7.2 million, beginning with the year 2020 and would remain in effect for a period of ten years, until 2029.

Proposition 2 is a 10-year, 7.49 mill property tax renewal to be used for the payment of salaries of teachers and all other employees of the District.

This proposition has been renewed four times to date. Yearly estimated revenue is approximately $7.2 million, beginning in 2020 and would remain in effect until 2029.

Proposition 3 is also a 10-year, 7.49 mill property tax to be used for acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating school buildings in the District (including paying the cost of operating and maintaining the air-conditioning facilities) and providing funds to cover the depreciation of this equipment.

This proposition has been renewed four times to date. Yearly revenue estimate is approximately $7.2 million beginning in 2021 and would remain in effect until 2030.

Proposition 4 is a 10-year, 2 mill property tax for providing additional support to public elementary and secondary schools in the District, in particular to pay the District’s unfunded obligations for the retired employees of the school system.

This proposition has been renewed one time to date. Yearly revenue estimate is approximately $1.9 million. The tax will begin in 2022 and would remain in effect until 2031.

“We are very proud to be the 3rd highest ranked academic school district in the State of Louisiana and attribute this success to the outstanding staff members in all capacities of our district,” said School Superintendent Dr. Louis Voiron at a recent Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce event. “Together, we can all make a difference to improve the lives of children, and in turn, create a bright future for our parish as a whole.”

Some voters in the town of Lockport will also decide on a special tax of 5.24 mills for Fire Protection District No. 2, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and/or operating fire protection facilities, fire trucks and fire fighting equipment for the District. Yearly estimated revenue from the tax is approximately $367,000, beginning in 2021 and ending in 2030.

Lafourche is one of 25 parishes statewide with an election on May 4. Terrebonne Parish has no election on this day.

The next statewide election, the Gubernatorial Primary Election, is set for October 12.

To view your ballot, visit www.geauxvote.com.