Early voting starts Saturday and through April 26, excluding Sunday, for the May 3 election. The ballots in Acadiana are listed below. To find out if there’s an election in your voting precinct, visit the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.la.gov/electionsandvoting/getelection Information/reviewsampleballots.
2D = Democrat
R = Republican
L = Libertarian
O = Other party
N = No party listed
(Acadia and St. Landry parishes)
To rededicate the proceeds of a 1 percent sales tax approved by voters May 22, 1962, and Feb. 28, 1967, and generating $2 million a year, so no more than 10 percent of the revenue can be used in each fiscal year for general municipal purposes in the event unbudgeted emergency expenses are incurred by the city that year.
To renew a 10-year, 4.25-mill property tax generating $1.6 million a year for library operations and maintenance.
To renew a 10-year, 1.5-mill property tax generating $580,000 a year for services to the elderly, including senior citizen centers.
To levy a 10-year, half-cent sales tax expected to generate $7.1 million a year for roads and bridges, with the proceeds to be funded into bonds, provided that the percentage of revenue spent each year in the municipalities not be less than the proportion of the population of the municipality to the population of the parish according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Stephen Woods, D
To renew a 10-year, 11.78-mill property tax generating $7 million a year to supplement other revenues for employee salaries.
To renew a 10-year, 4.37-mill property tax generating $2.6 million a year for school operations.
Melinda Narcisse “Mel” Mitchell, D
Thomas Nelson, D
Nary Smith Sr., D
(Roads and Bridges)
To renew a 10-year, 4.57-mill property tax generating $1.45 million a year.
To renew a 10-year, 6.49-mill property tax generating $2 million a year.
To renew a 10-year, 4.21-mill property tax generating $1.3 million a year.
To renew a 10-year, 1.29-mill property tax generating $410,000 a year.