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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Early voting this week for Levee District property tax renewal

Early voting this week for Levee District property tax renewal

The South Lafourche Levee District is seeking to renew a 5-mill property tax in a March 25 election.

The SLLD is requesting residents of the District to continue the assessment of 5 mills against their property “for the purpose of constructing and maintaining necessary levees, levee drainage, flood protection, hurricane flood protection and all other purposes incidental thereof.”

The millage, a renewal, would begin in 2018 and run for another 10 years.

SLLD estimates that the tax would generate an estimated $3,570,000 per year.

The election would take place on Saturday, March 25, and all registered voters within the confines of the levee district will be eligible to cast a vote.

Early voting began Saturday, March 11 and continues through Saturday, March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Voters can also utilize Louisiana’s award-winning smartphone application, GeauxVote Mobile, to find out where to early vote as well as what’s on their ballot.

Lafourche voters can cast their ballots early at the Lafourche Government Complex, 307 W. 4th St., in Thibodaux or at the South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main in Galliano.