Early voting for October ballot underway

By: CARISSA HEBERT

Managing Editor

Early voting for the October 4, ballot began Saturday, September 20.

Lucas Buller, registrar, said, there were 313 persons who had cast their ballots by 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Residents are reminded to bring a picture ID when they go to the registrar’s office for the purpose of casting their early ballot.

Early voting will continue each day, except Sunday, through September 27, at the registrar’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Depending on where you reside in Evangeline Parish, the October 4, ballot includes the following items for Evangeline Parish.

•District Attorney, 13th Judicial District Court (one to be elected)

c Trent Brignac, Democrat, Ballot # 68

c Brent Coreil, Democrat, Ballot # 69

•City Marshal, City Court, City of Ville Platte (one to be elected)

c Ronald “T” Doucet, Democrat, Ballot # 70

Michael Lee, Democrat, Ballot # 71

c “Blaine” Matte, Democrat, Ballot # 72

•City of Ville Platte, 30 mills (property tax) Mayor and council - 25 years

Summary: Authority for the City of Ville Platte, Parish of Evangeline (the “City”) to levy a 25 year, 30 mills property tax, proceeds of which will be used for the following purposes: (i) 48 percent for acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, extending, maintaining and operating the city’s waterworks facilities; and (ii) 52 percent for the city’s general fund to support the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of a new fire station, law enforcement facilities and other public facilities and improvements.

Shall the City of Ville Platte, Parish of Evangeline, State of Louisiana (the “city”), be authorized to levy and collect a tax of 30 mills (the “tax”) on all property subject to taxation in the City for a period of 25 years beginning with the year 2008 and ending with the year 2032, the proceeds of which will be dedicated and used for the following purposes: (i) 48 percent for acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, extending, maintaining and operating the city’s waterworks facilities; and (ii) five percent for the city’s general fund to support the acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of a new fire station, law enforcement facilities and other public facilities and improvements, to the extent and in the manner permitted by the laws of Louisiana, including Part VI-B, Chapter Four, Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, and other authority, the title to all facilities which shall be held in the public? (Estimated annual revenues: $1,128,868.00).

c Yes

c No

•Constable(s), Justice of the Peace, Ward Two (two to be elected)

c Danny Ashford, Democrat, Ballot # 75

c Earlin Fruge, Democrat, Ballot # 76

c Michael “Mike” Stockwell, Democrat, Ballot # 77

•U. S. Representative, Fifth Congressional District-Republican Party (one to be elected)

c Rodney Alexander, Republican, Ballot # 29

c Andrew Clack, Republican, Ballot # 30

•Constable(s), Justice of the Peace Ward Four (one to be elected)

c Bradley Ardoin, Democrat, Ballot # 78

c “Tim” Causey, Democrat, Ballot # 79

•Alderman, District Four, Town of Mamou (one to be elected)

c Mark Jerry Deshotels, Democrat, Ballot # 85

c Ricky James McGee, Democrat, Ballot # 86

c Robin Young, Democrat, Ballot # 87

•Mayor, Village of Pine Prairie (one to be elected)

c “Greg” Ardoin, Republican, Ballot # 80

c Jerry Carr, Democrat, Ballot # 81

c Terry Savant, Republican, Ballot # 82

•Chief of Police, Village of Pine Prairie (one to be elected)

c L.C. Deshotel, Democrat, Ballot # 83

c Todd Ortis, Democrat, Ballot # 84

•Aldermen, Village of Pine Prairie (three to be elected)

c O.L. Fuselier, Democrat, Ballot # 88

c Tammy M. Hammond, Democrat, Ballot # 89

c “Debbie” Oge, Democrat, Ballot # 90

c Mack Sliman, Democrat, Ballot # 91

c Quint West, Democrat, Ballot # 92

•Justice(s) of the Peace, Justice of the Peace Ward Five (one to be elected)

c Marilyn D. Mayeux, Democrat, Ballot # 73

c A. C. “Robin” Tatman, Jr., Democrat, Ballot # 74

•Fifth Ward, one mill tax renewal - police jury - 10 years

c Yes

c No

Summary: 10-year, one mill property tax renewal for maintaining public cemeteries in the ward.

Shall the Parish of Evangeline, State of Louisiana, levy a one mill tax (the estimated amount reasonably expected to be collected from the levy of the tax for one entire year being $15,077) on all the property subject to taxation within the Fifth Ward of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana (the “Ward”) for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2009 and ending with the year 2018, for the purpose of maintaining public cemeteries in the ward?

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