Special parishwide election on Saturday

Vermilion Parish voters will be asked to fill a vacant seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commission with a special election.

Secretary of State Jay Dardenne says he expects about a 20 percent turnout on Saturday.

The polls will open in Vermilion Parish at 6 a.m. on Saturday and close at 8 p.m.

Former U.S. Rep. Clyde Holloway, of Forest Hill; state Sen. Joe McPherson, of Woodworth; and former state Rep. Gil Pinac, of Crowley are seeking to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Dale Sittig, of Eunice, who resigned. The six-year term expires Dec. 31, 2010.

Holloway and Pinac are running as Republicans; McPherson as a Democrat.

The Public Service Commission oversees utility businesses, such as electricity, telephones and trucking.

Also, residents in the Gueydan area will be voting to renew a 10-year 13.42 mills drainage proposition in District 5.

The millage is for constructing, improving, maintaining and operating drainage works in the district.

The millage renewal is also on the early ballot for voters from District 5.

Last week early voting took place. A total of 187 people voted in Vermilion Parish. There were 111 walk-ins and 75 mailed in early ballots.

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