St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Early Voting Opens Saturday, April 18

Early Voting Opens Saturday, April 18

Friday, April 17, 2015

On Saturday May 2, voters will decide whether or not to renew an existing millage that currently funds the Percy Hebert Building, the Edgard Courthouse, and the jail. THIS MILLAGE IS NOT A NEW TAX NOR A TAX INCREASE. It has been in place for nearly 20 years and generates approximately $450,000 annually.

“Renewing this existing millage will not increase your property taxes. All funds generated allow parish government to maintain and improve public facilities to better serve residents. Please vote early or on Saturday, May 2,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
Residents can vote early at the Percy Hebert building in LaPlace and the Courthouse in Edgard beginning Saturday, April 18 through Saturday, April 25. Early voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Election Day voting will take place 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at each polling location.

Please check your voting precinct here or check your voter registration card as a number of precincts have changed. Remember to bring photo identification.

“Funds generated from this millage help pay for operating our main office and the jail at the Percy Hebert Building. It is extremely important that you vote,” said Sheriff Mike Tregre.