Early voting starts Saturday in five area parishes

Early voting begins Saturday in five metro area parishes — Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist and Plaquemines — that have elections scheduled on Nov. 16.

Early voting will continue through Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, at parish registrars of voters’ offices.

In Orleans Parish, voters will cast ballots in runoffs for a Traffic Court judgeship and for Criminal District Court magistrate judge. In parts of the city, they also will decide on a property fee for the Eastern New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission and for security districts in the Eastover and Twinbrook neighborhoods.

In Jefferson Parish, the ballot includes just one item, a Juvenile Court judgeship runoff.

In St. Tammany, voters will decide on a justice of the peace runoff in Ward 4, a $4.15 million bond issue in Recreation District No. 14 and renewal of a $96 annual property fee in Drainage District No. 4.

The St. John election is for a $30 million bond issue to pay for drainage work and other capital projects.

Plaquemines voters will decide whether to renew a 6.57-mill tax that helps support the Sheriff’s Office.

Early voting locations in Orleans Parish are in Room 1W23 at City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.; Room 105 at the Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St.; and the Voting Machines Warehouse, 8870 Chef Menteur Highway.

Jefferson locations are in Suite 502 at 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan; Suite C-2 at 5001 West Bank Expressway, Marrero; 408 Minor St., Kenner; and Grand Isle Community Center, 3211 La. 1.

St. Tammany voters may cast early ballots at 701 N. Columbia St., Covington; 520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, fourth floor; and the Parish Council Building, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville.

St. John voters may go to Room 112 at 1801 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace, or 2393 La. 18, Edgard.

Plaquemines voters may cast ballots in Room 107 at 28028 La. 23, Port Sulphur, or at the Belle Chasse Library, 8442 La. 23.

For a complete list of early voting locations, visit the secretary of state’s website at www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Pages/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx.

Voters can also use the secretary of state’s smartphone app — GeauxVote Mobile — as well as the GeauxVote.com Web page to find out where to vote, what’s on their ballot and their voting districts.