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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Voters will decide on several key races Saturday

Voters will decide on several key races Saturday

Local and statewide voters helped break records as early voting ended Saturday.

Voters will make their final decisions on several keys races in this Saturday’s runoff election, mainly, who will lead Louisiana for the next four years, current Governor John Bel Edwards, Democrat, or challenger Eddie Rispone, Republican.

For the office of Secretary of State voters will decide between incumbent Kyle Ardoin, Republican, or "Gwen" Collins-Greenup, Democrat.

Lafourche Parish residents will also be electing a new judge for the 17th Judicial District, Division C. Voters will decide between either Marla Abel, Republican or Rene C. Gautreaux, Independent.

Judge Walt Lanier vacated the seat after being elected to the state appellate court.

For the parish president seat, voters will decide between Archie Chaisson, III, Republican, or Luci Sposito, Republican.

Voters in Recreation District No. 8 will also decide on a 9.96 mills property tax on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $65,548 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of constructing, acquiring, improving, maintaining and operating recreational facilities for the District.

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The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.