Early voting is under way for the April 28 St. Tammany Parish ballot highlighted by the Slidell mayoral runoff between Greg Cromer and Kevin Davis.
The runoff is among a handful of items on the ballot. Also included are runoffs for a Slidell City Council seat, a Covington City Council seat, a justice of the peace post in western St. Tammany and two tax renewals for fire districts.
Early voting runs through Saturday (April 21).
Davis, the former St. Tammany Parish president, and Cromer, a current state representative, rose to the top of the four-candidate field during the March primary. Davis had 36 percent of the vote; Cromer had 24 percent.
Also in Slidell, Cindi King and Glen Sutherland are vying for the District G post on the City Council. The two emerged from a three-person field in the primary.
In Covington, Tim Burke and Joey Roberts are in a runoff for the District C seat on the City Council. The winner of the special election gets the seat vacated by Mark Wright, who won a post in the state Legislature last year.
Amy Murphree and Chuck Wohltmann are in a runoff for the open Ward 1 justice of the peace seat in western St. Tammany Parish.
The ballot also includes two property tax renewal propositions.
Fire Protection District No. 5, based in Folsom, seeks the renewal of 19.68 mills for 10 years. The tax is expected to bring in around $587,400 in annual revenue for operations and maintenance of facilities.
And Fire Protection District No. 13, based in Goodbee, seeks the renewal of 20.92 mills for 10 years. The tax is expected to bring in around $1.8 million in annual revenue for operations and maintenance of facilities.
Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
The St. Tammany Parish Council chambers, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville area.
The St. Tammany Parish courthouse parking garage, 601 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington.
The first-floor conference area at the Towers Building, 520 Old Spanish Trail in Slidell.