Early starts Saturday for the Oct. 19 election
Early voting for the Oct. 19 election begins Saturday with voting open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 12.
Voting will be conducted at the registrar’s office on the third floor of the courthouse in Franklin and also at the registrar’s branch office in Morgan City at 301 Third St. Voters may vote early in either office regardless of address, according to Registrar of Voters Jolene Holcombe.
Issues on the ballot are:
—Fifth Ward Special School District No. 1 - Bond Proposition (Issue $21 million general obligation bonds for 20 years). The election includes Precincts 24A, 25, 26, 27, 28, parts of 24 and 25A, 29 and 30 in Patterson and Bayou Vista. There are 5,945 registered voters eligible for this election, according to Holcombe.
—Wax Lake East Drainage District – Proposition (Tax Renewal - 3.2 mill property tax for 10 years). The election includes Precincts 31, 32, parts of 33, 34 and 25 in Berwick and Bayou Vista. Some 10,735 are eligible to vote.
—Gravity Sub-Drainage Dist. No. 1 of the Gravity Drainage Dist. No. 2 – Proposition (Tax Renewal - 9.95 mills property tax for 10 years). The election includes Precinct 31 in Bayou Vista. There are 2,145 registered voters eligible for this election.
—Recreation District No. 1- Proposition (Millage Renewal - 3 mill property tax for 10 years). The election includes parts of Precincts 46 and 47 in Siracusa and Amelia. Only 813 people are eligible to vote for this proposition.
—Alderman, Town of Baldwin - Special Election. There are 1,506 registered voters for this election.