Early voting begins tomorrow for parish-wide sales tax renewal

Early voting begins tomorrow, April 15, for the April 29th parish-wide sales tax renewal election.

Residents will be voting to authorize the renewal of a sales and use tax of 1% that will be levied and collected from retail, use, lease or rental, consumption, storage for use or consumption, personal property and sales of service within the parish.  

The renewal of the 1% sales and use tax is estimated to collect an amount of $3,100,00 per year for a period of ten years. If the renewal is passed, collection of the tax will begin on July 1, 2024, and end June 30, 2034.  

The proceeds raised from this tax will be used to continue providing collection and disposal of solid waste for the residents of the parish, payment of contracts for this provision that includes, acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and operation of equipment and necessary facilities.   

The remaining proceeds that are collected for the 1% sales and use tax will be used for constructing, improving and maintaining public roads and bridges in the parish.  

Early voting will run Friday, April 15, through Saturday, April 22, with exception to Sunday, April 16. Residents can turn up at the poles to cast their votes between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Bienville Parish Registrar of Voters Office located at the Bienville Parish Courthouse, 100 Courthouse Drive, Suite 1400 in Arcadia. 

If you are on the mail out program, all absentee ballots must be at the Registrar Voters Office by 4:30 p.m. on April 28th. The last day to request a mail ballot for qualified voters is April 25th. 

For questions and concerns please reach out to Nickie Warren at 318-263-7404 or via email at bienvillerov@sos.la.gov

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