What’s on the May 4 ballot in Acadiana

Early voting begins Saturday and ends April 27 for the May 4 election, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except Sunday. The following races and propositions are on the ballot in these parishes in the Acadiana area, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

D = Democrat

R = Republican

L = Libertarian

O = Other party

N = No party listed

ACADIA PARISH

Crowley Service Area Fire Protection District No. 11 proposition

To levy a 10-year, $100 parcel fee, generating an estimated $120,000 a year for fire service.

School District No. 7 of Second Ward proposition

To renew a 10-year, 2-mill property tax, generating an estimated $74,000 a year, to fund Basile High School’s Athletic Department.

EVANGELINE PARISH

Ville Platte proposition

To renew a 10-year, 4-mill property tax, generating an estimated $142,000 a year, to operate police and fire departments.

Parishwide proposition

To renew a 10-year, 1.02-mill property tax, generating an estimated $238,000 a year, to provide services to the elderly.

School District No. 7 of Second Ward proposition

To renew a 10-year, 2-mill property tax, generating an estimated $74,000 a year, to fund Basile High School’s Athletic Department.

ST. MARTIN PARISH

Parishwide proposition No. 1

To issue 20-year general obligation bonds not exceeding $40.3 million, and repayable by property taxes, to buy and improve land for buildings and playgrounds and other school facilities.

Parishwide proposition No. 2

To renew a 1-cent sales tax, generating an estimated $6.6 million a year, and rededicate the revenue to school district capital improvements, technology, security as well as salaries and benefits of school district employees.

ST. MARY PARISH

Hospital Service District No. 1 proposition

To renew a 10-year, 3.47-mill property tax, generating an estimated $590,000 a year, to maintain ad operate hospital facilities.

VERMILION PARISH

7th Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 2 proposition

To renew a 10-year, 19.26-mill property tax, generating an estimated $700,000 a year, to improve and maintain drainage works.