Early voting coming to an end for April 9 election

Early voting coming to an end for April 9 election

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Early voting will end Saturday for the April 9 election, which includes several local races, such as the special election to fill the District 29 seat that was held by state Rep. Ronnie Edwards.

Edwards, who was also a former member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council, passed away on Wednesday, February 24 at the age of 63 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

The five Democratic candidates running for her seat are Tyra Banks Sterling, Edmond Jordan, Vereta Lee, Albert White and Victor Woods Junior.

There is also a tax renewal for school construction in Ascension Parish and a runoff election for mayor in Baker.

The Ascension Parish school district is asking voters to extend an existing property tax so they can build at least four new schools. Officials said the 15.08 millage has been on the books for more than 30 years and would not be raise anyone's millage.

In Baker, a runoff election for mayor will be held between former Baker mayor and councilman Leroy Davis and Darnell "DA-1" Waites, who serves as the administrative officer for the city of Baker.

Current Mayor Harold Rideau is not seeking re-election. He has been elected mayor since 2004.

Friday and Saturday are the last two days to cast a ballot early. The hours to early vote are 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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