Qualifying for April 6 vote starts Wednesday

By By Doris Maricle / American Press

Municipal elections start taking shape Wednesday as qualifying begins for the April 6 primary elections in Southwest Louisiana.

Special elections are scheduled for

justice of the peace and constable seats in Allen Parish, a constable in

Beauregard Parish

and justice of the peace in Calcasieu Parish. A special election

is also being held to fill an unexpired term for a councilman

in New Llano.

Candidates can go to the Clerk of Court’s Office in each parish to qualify 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and

8:30-5 p.m. Friday.

The ballot will also include several propositions in Calcasieu Parish, including a proposal to allow the city of Lake Charles

to develop and finance a hotel with sales tax revenues.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board is

seeking a $13.2 million bond issue for School District No. 25 in Iowa

and a $10 million

bond issue for School District No. 26 in Vinton. School District

No. 30 in Sulphur is also seeking separate bond issues for

acquiring and improving land for buildings and playgrounds and

renovations and improvements to the football stadium and athletic

facilities at Sulphur High School.

Calcasieu Parish voters are being asked to approve renewals for maintenance and operation of roads and drainage, juvenile

justice services and the health unit.

The city of Sulphur is seeking renewal of separate millages for street and fire department improvements.

In Beauregard Parish, voters in Fire

Protection District 4 will be asked to continue a millage for

improvement to fire department


There are no elections scheduled for Cameron Parish.

Early voting for the election will be 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 23-30 at Registrar of Voters offices.

Voting Ballot

Allen Parish

• Justice of the peace Ward 1.

Constable Ward 1.

Beauregard Parish

Constable District 2.

Calcasieu Parish

Justice of the peace Ward 6

Mayor and seven council members of Lake Charles.

Mayor, five council members and police chief of Vinton.

Jefferson Davis Parish

Mayor and five council members of Jennings.

Vernon Parish

Councilman of New Llano.