Early Voting Starts Saturday

DeSoto Registrar of Voters Amanda Raynes told the Journal early voting begins Saturday.  There are two tax propositions on the ballot.

The first is a one-quarter percent sales tax in Sales Tax District No. 1.  Raynes said that encompasses all of DeSoto Parish except the City of Mansfield.  The ballot explains that the additional sales tax is expected to generate $2,000,000 a year. The tax would be collected beginning July 1, 2023 in perpetuity.  (Editor’s note:  That means forever.)

The sales tax would be dedicated to the Animal Shelter, mosquito control, and for facilities for non-profit organizations such as the Council on Aging.

The second issue is a property tax in Fire Protection District 2.  It would levy 11 mills and be a ten year tax beginning in 2023.

Early voting lasts a week, except for Sunday.  Ballots may be cast at the Registrar’s office in Mansfield and the remote location at the municipal building in Stonewall.