Election Results: November 13, 2021

Turnout was low for Saturday’s election.  The unofficial statewide turnout was about 13.5%.  The unofficial turnout for Bienville Parish was 16.3 %, which was about 1470 voters.  The Town of Arcadia had two tax renewals on the ballot.  Only 203 Arcadians voted, about 11%, in this election.  

Concerning amendments to the Louisiana Constitution, voters in the state voted the following:

Act 131, 2021 – HB 199: Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for the streamlined electronic filing, electronic remittance, and the collection of sales and use taxes levied within the state by the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission and to provide for the funding, duties, and responsibilities of the commission?

48 % Yes  (Bienville Parish voted 29% Yes)
52 % No (Bienville Parish voted 71% No)

Act 134, 2021 – SB 159: Do you support an amendment to lower the maximum allowable rate of individual income tax and to authorize the legislature to provide by law for a deduction for federal income taxes paid?

54 % Yes (Bienville Parish voted 38% Yes)
46 % No (Bienville Parish voted 62% No)

Act 132, 2021 – SB 87: Do you support an amendment to allow levee districts created after January 1, 2006, and before October 9, 2021, whose electors approve the amendment to levy an annual tax not to exceed five mills for the purpose of constructing and maintaining levees, levee drainage, flood protection, and hurricane flood protection?

42 % Yes (Bienville Parish voted 29% Yes)
58 % No (Bienville Parish voted 71% No)

Act 157, 2021 – HB 487: Do you support an amendment to increase the amount of allowable deficit reductions to statutory dedications and constitutionally protected funds from five percent to ten percent?

28 % Yes (Bienville Parish voted 20% Yes)
72 % No (Bienville Parish voted 80% No)

Arcadia citizens voted the following:

Town of Arcadia Prop. No. 1, 1/2% S&U Tax Renewal – M&TC – Perp.

65% Yes
35% No

Town of Arcadia Prop. No. 2, 1% S&U Tax Renewal – M&TC – Perp.

66% Yes
34% No

In response to the Arcadia tax renewals, Mayor O’Landis Millican said, “Thank you, Arcadia! Voting yes to the Town of Arcadia’s Prop 1 and 2 shows your support and commitment in helping continue to move Arcadia forward.”


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