Special election for state Sen. Troy Brown's old seat, school tax elections top Saturday's ballot
Voters in parts of eight River Parishes will pick from a slate of 13 candidates Saturday to replace former state Sen. Troy Brown while those in East Baton Rouge Parish weigh in on two school tax renewals.
The two elections highlight a handful of contests Saturday in the Baton Rouge area as voters in Livingston and St. James parishes will be asked to decide on tax propositions while Livingston Parish voters will also be asked to decide who will be the next French Settlement police chief.
Polls across the region open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Meg Casper, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Secretary of State, said Friday election officials expect turnout to hover between 8 percent to 14 percent in municipal general elections being held in 46 of 64 Louisiana parishes.
But she said some races, like the battle to replace Brown, a two-term Democrat from Napoleonville, could see a higher turnout. Runoffs for Lake Charles mayor, the former Bossier Parish House seat of recently elected Congressman Mike Johnson, and a contested appellate judicial seat in Acadiana are other high-profile races that could buck the low-turnout expected elsewhere, Casper said.