On Saturday, DeSoto Voters overwhelmingly approved three amendments to the state Constitution, gave approval to two tax propositions, and elected a member of the School Board. Voter turnout was extremely light, about 10% Parishwide.
The race for District 5 on the DeSoto Parish School Board was the only runoff on the ballot. Alice Hamilton Thomas polled 139 votes or 66% and James “Jim” Veuleman got 71 votes or 34%. This school board race got the best voter turnout at 14%.
The Police Jury’s Parishwide tax was approved with 54% of the votes cast. Tally was 1037 yes and 901 no. This continues a 6.06 mills property tax for another 10 years. Voter turnout was at 10.2%.
Voters living in Fire Protection District #1 gave overwhelming approval to renewing the district’s property tax. Vote tally was 188 votes for or 77% to 57 votes against or 23% in opposition. The tax is a 10.69 mills renewal for 10 years.
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