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Wednesday, October 17, 2018



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Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday


Early voting for the April 28 general election will be conducted at the Lafourche Parish Registrar of Voters Offices, 307 W. 4th St., in Thibodaux, and 16241 E. Main St., Suite B-23 in Galliano, beginning Saturday, April 14, and running all week through next Saturday, April 21, with the exception of Sunday, April 15. The offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Voters in the central part of the parish will decide between Chris Lagarde and Raymond Toups, the two candidates who qualified for the runoff for the District 8 School Board seat in the March 24 election.

Toups has been serving in the interim since former board member Ronald Pere resigned last yeaar after he and his wife moved to an assisted-living facility outside the Raceland-area district. He had been on the board for 10 years.

Some voters in the northern part of the parish will decide on a 7.6-mill tax renewal for Fire Protection District #6 while voters in the Tenth Ward will decide on an 8-mill tax renewal for Fire Protection District #3.

The renewals will be for a period of ten years, beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2028.

Monies collected will be used for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating the District’s fire protection facilities and equipment.