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ELECTION DAY: Ballots for all Southwest Louisiana races and propositions

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Southwest Louisiana residents will head to the polls Saturday to decide on a variety of races and tax propositions.

The following are the ballots, broken up by parish, for the Lake Area. Not all residents in each parish will vote on every race listed, but most of the propositions are parish-wide decisions.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Be sure to watch 7News Nightcast on Saturday night for all of the election results. We will also have up-to-the-minute results online at www.kplctv.com.

There are a few run-off possibilities Saturday. In all the pick-one races, if a candidate gets a majority, that individual wins outright. Otherwise, the top two candidates will meet in a runoff election on May 3.

 

Calcasieu Parish

• District Judge, 14th Judicial District Court, ES 1, Division F: SELECT ONE. Derrick Kee, Michael Ned, Sharon Wilson.

• Sulphur Mayor: SELECT ONE. Clopha Boudreaux III, Chrisopher "Chris" Duncan, Michael "Mike" Koonce, Ronald "Ron" LeLeux.

• Sulphur Councilman, District 1: SELECT ONE. Drusilla "Dru" Ellender, Randall "Randy" Hebert.

• Sulphur Councilman, District 2: SELECT ONE. Dennis Paul Bergeron Sr., Carol "C.J" Vincent.

• Sulphur Councilman, District 3: SELECT ONE. Veronica Allison, Ronnie Banks Sr. Lelan L. LaBorde.

• Airport District 1 Proposition (.63 mill tax renewal, 10 years): YES OR NO VOTE. Shall Airport District No. One of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, (the "District'') be authorized to renew, levy and collect an existing sixty-three one hundredths (.63) mill special tax on all properties subject to taxation within the boundaries of the District, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2024, with collections from the renewed levy estimated to be $688,940 for one entire year, for the purpose of operating, maintaining, and improving the facilities of Lake Charles Regional Airport?

• Parishwide Criminal Justice Proposition (3.16 mills tax renewal, 10 years): YES OR NO VOTE. Shall the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (the "Police Jury"), serving as the governing authority of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (the "Parish"), be authorized to renew, levy and collect an existing three and sixteen one-hundredths (3.16) mills special tax on all properties subject to taxation within the boundaries of the Parish, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2024, with collections from the renewed levy estimated to be $5,450,788 for one entire year, for the purpose of operating, maintaining, and improving the facilities and services of the District Attorney and District Court of the 14th Judicial District in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana?

• Parishwide Mosquito Control Proposition (2.41 mills tax renewal, 10 years): YES OR NO VOTE. Shall the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (the "Police Jury"), serving as the governing authority of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (the "Parish"), be authorized to renew, levy and collect an existing two and forty-one one-hundredths (2.41) mills special tax on all properties subject to taxation within the boundaries of the Parish, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2024, with collections from the renewed levy estimated to be $4,157,088 for one entire year, for the purpose of maintaining and operating the facilities and services of the Calcasieu Parish Mosquito Control Program, as well as improving or constructing mosquito control facilities?

• Sales Tax, District 5 (.25 sales tax, 20 years): YES OR NO VOTE. Shall Sales Tax District No. Five of the Parish of Calcasieu, State of Louisiana, pursuant to Article VI, Section 29 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, and Subtitle II, Chapter 2-D of Title 47 of Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended (R.S. 47:338.54), levy and collect for 20 years beginning January 1, 2015, a tax of one-fourth of one percent (1/4%) upon sale at retail, use, lease or rental, consumption, storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sales of services defined in La. R.S. 47:301-317 ("Tax"), and shall the avails of the Tax, after paying costs of levy and collection, be dedicated and used for constructing, improving and maintaining sewers, sewerage works and acquiring necessary equipment and furnishings, title to which shall be in the public, with collections from levy of the Tax estimated to be $4,300,000 for one entire year; to issue bonds not exceeding 20 years from initial levy of the Tax, with interest at rates not exceeding eight percent (8%) per annum, to be retired with, paid from and secured by an irrevocable pledge and dedication of the Tax?

• Waterworks District 5 of Wards 3 & 8 Proposition (6.39 mills tax renewal, 10 years): YES OR NO VOTE. Shall Waterworks District No. Five of Wards Three and Eight of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, (the "District") be authorized to renew, levy and collect an existing six and thirty-nine one- hundredths (6.39) mills special tax on all properties subject to taxation within the boundaries of the District, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2024, with collections from the renewed levy estimated to be $160,079 for one entire year, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining or operating waterworks facilities within said District?

 

Beauregard Parish

• DeRidder Mayor: SELECT ONE. Robert Rice and Ron Roberts.

• DeRidder Councilman, District 1: SELECT ONE. Steve Brand and Kimaron Moore.

• Constable, Justice of the Peace for District 5: SELECT ONE. Aratemious Bailey and Danny Cole.

• Law Enforcement District Proposition, .5 percent sales tax renewal, 10 years: YES OR NO VOTE. Shall the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Beauregard, State of Louisiana (the "District"), under the provisions of Article VI, Section 30 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, Chapter 26 of Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, be authorized to levy and collect, a tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) (the "Tax"), (an estimated $2,660,643 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the District, all as provided by state law, for a period of ten (10) years, from and after October 1, 2014, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax) to be dedicated and used towards the payment of the salaries and benefits of deputies?.

 

Acadia Parish

• Fire Protection District No. 1 Proposition (Parcel Fee): YES OR NO VOTE. Shall Fire Protection District No. 1 of the Parish of Acadia, State of Louisiana (the "District"), levy and collect annually for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2014, a parcel fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) on each lot, subdivided portion of ground or individual tract upon which is located, either in whole or in part, a residential or commercial structure, regardless of the structure's being occupied or unoccupied (an estimated $42,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the parcel fee for an entire year), for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating fire protection facilities and equipment for the District, including the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes and all purposes incidental thereto?

 

Jeff Davis Parish

• Town of Welsh Proposition (.5 percent sales tax, 10 years): YES OR NO VOTE. Shall the Town of Welsh, State of Louisiana (the "Town"), under the provisions of Article VI, Section 29 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, and other constitutional and statutory authority, be authorized to levy and collect a tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) (the "Tax"), for a period of ten (10) years, from and after July 1, 2014, upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the Town, all as defined by law (an estimated $202,378 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be used for supporting, acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating the recreational grounds, facilities, equipment and programs of the Town?

 

Vernon Parish

• Leesville Mayor: SELECT ONE. Richard "Rick" Allen, Charles "Robert" Rose.

• Leesville Councilmen at Large: SELECT TWO. Alice Guess, Ernest "Ernie" Kickel, "Joe" McKee, William R. "Coach" Thomas.

• Leesville Councilman, District 1: SELECT ONE. Edmond "Sandy" Guynn, Charles Randall Haymon, Chris Robertson, Sharon A. Wilhelm.

• Leesville Councilman, District 2: SELECT ONE. Glenn Garner, Willie Mae Kennedy.

• Leesville Councilman, District 3: SELECT ONE. Danny Dowd, Ryan Keeton.

• Leesville Councilman, District 4: SELECT ONE. "Mike" Elliott, Robert "Robbie" Giles.

• New Llano Councilmen: SELECT FIVE. "Charlie" Balthrop, Charlotte McHenry Cooper, Aaron Dickerson, Terry Speicher, Carolyn H. Todd, Ervin Wilson.

 

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