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Posted: Saturday, 01 March 2014 9:15AM

Early runoff voting in New Orleans begins Saturday



Early voting is underway for the March 15th New Orleans runoff elections.

Four runoffs and three ballot initiatives up for approval at four locations around New Orleans and continues daily through March 8th, except for Sunday and Mardi Gras.
 
Incumbent Marlin Gusman and former sheriff Charles Foti are in a runoff for Orleans Parish sheriff.

Dr. Dwight McKenna, a former Orleans Parish School Board member, faces Dr. Jeffrey Rouse in a runoff for coroner. Rouse is a forensic psychiatrist who has worked in the mental health division of the coroner's office since 2002.

Councilwoman Jackie Clarkson and former Judge Nadine Ramsey are vying for the District C City Council seat while Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and attorney Jason Williams are battling for the at-large Division 2 seat.

Three ballot initiatives are also to be decided. They include a proposal for a new homestead exemption for disabled veterans and their surviving spouses, the renewal of an annual tax for the Lake Willow Subdivision Improvement District, and an initiative authorizing the City of New Orleans to levy and collect a special tax to be used by the Audubon Commission.

Early voting sites are: New Orleans City Hall, the voting machine warehouse on Chef Menteur, the Algiers Courthouse and the Regional Transportation Management Center (Saturdays only), 10 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

The sites are open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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