Early voting for Aug. 15 ballot begins Saturday
BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding Louisianans that early voting for the Municipal General begins Saturday, July 25 and continues through Saturday, August 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, August 2.
Pursuant to the Emergency Election Plan, the early voting period has been extended by six days.
Among the 38 parishes that have parishwide and/or limited jurisdiction proposition elections include: Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes.
In Hammond, voters are asked to consider their 10 mill fire and police tax renewal. In the Town of Independence, voters will be asked to renew a 10 year, 10 mill tax to fund the municipal fire and police services. Neither of these are new taxes in those communities.
In Livingston Parish, Fire Protection District 5 is asking for a 10 year service charge on property in the district. The service charge on single family residential property would not exceed $32/year; $100/year for multi-family residential structure and $150/year for commercial structures.
In St. Helena, Fire District #4 is asking for two property tax renewals. The first is a 10 year, 6.81 mill tax and the second is a 22.71 mill renewal for 10 years.
Meanwhile Washington Parish voters will be asked to renew their 18 mill tax for the Hospital Service District #1.
St. Tammany Parish will also have run-off elections in Mandeville and Covington. Vying for Mandeville Mayor are Clay Madden and Laure Sica. In Covington, there is a run-off for Council between Rick Smith and Steve Stokes.
Sample ballots are available by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov.
Voters can utilize Louisiana’s award-winning, free smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to locate their early voting site, election day voting site or view their sample ballot. Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish registrar of voters office or at other designated locations. For a complete listing of early voting locations, visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/EarlyVoting.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our polling commissioners will be supplied with personal protective equipment and will regularly sanitize designated areas and wipe down voting machines. Hand sanitizer will be provided to voters and masks are recommended, although not required.
In addition to a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana Special ID or a generally recognized ID with picture and signature, voters may now use a digital license via LA Wallet.
Election Day for the Municipal General is Saturday, August 15 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, contact the Elections Division by calling 225.922.0900 or emailing email@example.com.