What’s on the May 4 ballot in the New Orleans area

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 New Orleans area, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

D = Democrat

R = Republican

L = Libertarian

O = Other party

N = No party listed

JEFFERSON PARISH

24th Judicial District Judge Division D

Hilary Landry, R

Scott U. Schlegel, R

Westwego Mayor

Ted Munch, D

John “Johnny” Shaddinger Jr., D

Westwego City Council

DISTRICT 4

Melvin J. Guidry, D

Garrison “Gary” Toups, R

Consolidated Sewerage District No. 1 proposition

To renew a 10-year, 5-mill property tax, generating an estimated $12.3 million a year, to improve and operate sewerage in the district.

Consolidated Waterworks District No. 1 proposition

To renew a 10-year, 5-mill property tax, generating an estimated $14.8 million a year, to improve and operate waterworks facilities.

Fire Protection District No. 5 proposition

To renew a 10-year, 20-mill property tax, generating an estimated $3.4 million a year, for fire protection facilities and equipment.

Crescent City Connection Bridge toll proposition

Shall the bridge toll be renewed and collected beginning Jan. 1, 2013, and ending on Dec. 31, 2033, for operations, maintenance, grass cutting, police and motorist assistance patrols.

Parishwide School Board proposition

To renew a 10-year, 7-mill property tax, generating an estimated $23.2 million a year, for school system operations and maintenance.

ORLEANS PARISH

Juvenile Court Judge Section E

Doug Hammel, D

Yolanda J. King, D

Crescent City Connection Bridge toll proposition

Bridge toll should be renewed and collected beginning Jan. 1, 2013, and ending on Dec. 31, 2033, for operations, maintenance, grass cutting, police and motorist assistance patrols.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH

Fire Protection District No. 2 proposition

To renew a 10-year, 20.62-mill property tax, generating an estimated $3 million a year, to operate and maintain facilities and equipment in the district.

Parishwide School District No. 12 proposition No. 1

To issue 20-year bonds not exceeding $135 million, repayable by property taxes, to improve and buy land for playgrounds and school buildings.

Parishwide School District No. 12 proposition No. 2

To rededicate proceeds of 3.44-mill property tax, generating an estimated $5.7 million a year, to operate and maintain school facilities and pay salaries and retirements of school employees.

Parishwide School District No. 12 proposition No. 3

To levy a 10-year, 3-mill property tax, generating an estimated $5 million a year, to provide additional support to school system, including funds for salaries and benefits.

Editor’s note: This list was modified on April 23, 2013, to indicate the St. Tammany Fire District 2 proposition is a renewal, not a new tax.