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Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters

Up to 15% turnout predicted for school tax election

Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, said the early turnout points to a 13 to 15 percent turnout Saturday.
There are 59,764 voters in St. Landry Parish registered for Saturday’s election.
Milburn’s estimate means almost 9,000 votes may be cast Saturday when polls are open from7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There were 1,705 early votes cast in Saturday’s election in St. Landry Parish, according to statistics from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website.
Of those votes, 1,267 votes were cast in person and of those 118 were cast at the poll in the Eunice Municipal Complex.
There were 438 absentee ballots. There were 41 disabled and 18 illiterate voters, according to geauvote.com.
Two St. Landry Parish School Board tax proposals are the only parish-wide elections on Saturday’s ballot.
The two parish-wide propositions on the St. Landry Parish ballot are a 11.3-mill, 10-year property tax school pay raises and a 12.1-mill, 20-year property tax for school improvements.
Also on the ballot is a 10-mill, five-year property tax for Fire District 3 and a 10-mill, 10-year tax for Coulee Croche Fire Protection District 4.
In Acadia Parish, items on the ballot are a sales tax proposition in Duson, and two Fire Protection 3 propositions.

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