Beauregard Parish voters on Tuesday favored GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for president and Paul Ryan for vice president. Romney had 11,111 votes, or 78.12 percent, to President Barack Obama's 2,827 votes, or 19.88 percent, according to complete but unofficial results from Beauregard Clerk of Court Brian Lestage.
Beauregard voters also favored Republican incumbent John Fleming for the 4th Congressional District seat. Fleming had 9,562 votes, or 83.84 percent, to Randall Lord's 1,843 votes, or 18.16 percent.
In the Merryville Chief of Police race, Craig Lanier was elected. Lanier got 366 votes, or 80.62 percent. The remaining candidate in the race, Joey L. Hood, got 88 votes, or 19.38 percent.
Voters approved the proposition to allow a local option on school board term limits: 10,853 voters, or 81.85 percent, were for it; 2,407 voters, or 18.15 percent were against it.
Regarding the nine constitutional amendments on the ballot:
Constitutional Amendment 1, Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly
For, 10,176 voters, or 75.43 percent
Against, 3,314 voters, 24.57 percent
Constitutional Amendment 2, Right of each citizen to keep and bear arms
For, 11,458 voters, or 84.11 percent
Against, 2,164 voters, or 15.89 percent
Constitutional Amendment 3, Prefiling DL/for retirement/public employee
For, 9,305 voters, or 71.83 percent
Against, 3,649 voters, or 28.17 percent
Constitutional Amendment 4, Surviving spouse/deceased veteran/Homestead Exemption
For, 10,255 voters, or 78.66 percent
Against, 2,782 voters, or 21.34 percent
Constitutional Amendment 5, Forfeiture retirement benefit pub. off./conv. felon
For, 9,919 voters, or 75.59 percent
Against, 3,203 voters, or 24.41 percent
Constitutional Amendment 6, Gov. Auth. of New Iberia - prop annexed by the city
For, 5,137 voters, or 41.14 percent
Against, 7,349 voters, or 58.85 percent
Constitutional Amendment 7, Provides filling appts./Vac. on Bds./Comm.
For, 7,791 voters, or 62.06 percent
Against, 4,762 voters, or 37.94 percent
Constitutional Amendment 8, State Bd. of Comm./Industry-Tax Exemp. Contracts
For, 6,653 voters, or 52.31 percent
Against, 6,066 voters, or 47.69 percent
Constitutional Amendment 9, Security District/Parcel Fee w/in District
For, 6,922 voters, or 54.54 percent
Against, 5,770 voters, or 45.46 percent