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Congressional Race; Tax Renewals; Term Limits on Saturday Ballot

Most of northeast Louisiana will be heading to the polls Saturday to vote on a number of items, including the runoff election for the 5th Congressional Debate.
West Monroe -- Most of northeast Louisiana will be heading to the polls Saturday to vote on a number of items, including the runoff election for the 5th Congressional Debate.

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Voters in the 5th Congressional District will be voting in the runoff election between Neil Riser and Vance McAllister.

Caldwell Parish residents in District 1 will also vote in a runoff election between Robert Duncan and Robert Washam.

Monroe residents will vote on three tax renewals for public safety, recreation and drainage.

Monroe residents will also vote on term limits for the Mayor and City Council Members.

Also in Monroe, the school district is asking voters to approve a 20 year $58 million tax proposal.
School leaders say the money will be used to improve school buildings and related facilities, acquire necessary equipment and technology, and provide more secure and safe school environments.

In Lincoln Parish, school officials are asking voters to extend a tax approved in 2004. It's expected to generate 21-million dollars over ten years. Officials say the 2004 tax was more than 18 mills, this tax rate is 11 mills. The money will continue to pay for school improvements including those at athletic facilities and security enhancements.

In Winn Parish, the school board is hoping tax payers will continue to support the district. Their tax renewal would generate about five million dollars over ten years. The millage is set at just over eight mills. The funds would pay for school improvements.
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