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Early voting for Dec. 8 runoffs this week

Early voting for Dec. 8 runoffs this week

While much smaller than this month’s elections, several ballot items in the Dec. 8 election could have a large local impact.

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at local registrar of voters offices and will continue through Dec. 1, excluding Sunday.

Local ballots will include a handful of tax renewals, runoff elections for parish school boards and a runoff for Louisiana secretary of state.

The deadline to request an absentee mail-in ballot is Dec. 4. Ballots must be received by the registrar of voters by Dec. 7. Voting on Dec. 8 will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In Lafourche Parish, voters will look at approving property tax renewals for Fire Protection District 9 in Gheens and the town of Golden Meadow, and a sales tax renewal for Law Enforcement District 1, which includes only the non-incorporated areas of the parish.

Three Lafourche School Board seats will also be decided with runoffs in December.

In District 1, voters will decide between two newcomers, Christine Naquin “Tina” Babin (No party) and Pamela McCann (No Party).

In District 8, which last saw a special election in March, Republicans Tyler Dufrene and Barry Uzee are vying for the seat.

The only incumbent in next month’s runoff is District 9 member Julie Breaux, a Democrat, who faces challenger Randy Schouest, an Independent.

Registered voters in Lafourche Parish can vote early at the Thibodaux office, 307 W. Fourth St.; in Galliano, 16241 E. Main St.; and at the new site at Mathews Government Building at 4876 La. 1.

Information from: the Daily Comet,