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|Early voting continues|
Early voting for the March 27 election began last Saturday, March 13, and will continue until Saturday, March 20, according to the Franklin Parish Registrar of Voters Office.
Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Voters will need to bring their current Louisiana driver's license, a Louisiana special identification card or another generally recognized picture ID that contains the name, address and signature of the voter.
Voters in Winnsboro will go to the polls to elect a new mayor. Candidates for the office are Jackie Johnson, Ken Hill, Leroy Scott and Deacue Feilds. Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas Jr. is being challenged by Bruce McCarthy for his job.
Winnsboro Alderman "Sonny" Dumas, is running for his seat against Deborah Davidson.
The Franklin Parish Police Jury District 3 seat vacated by Ray Young, who quit the jury for a United States Department of Agriculture board position, will also be on the March 27 ballot.
James Harris, W.L. "Dub" Robbins and Leo Miller are running for the seat.
A run-off election will be held May 1 for candidates who do not receive more than half the votes casts.
Five millage continuation propositions are also scheduled for the March 27 ballot. They include a five-year, 10.53 mills property tax for an expected $69,000 in support of Fire District No. 2; a 10-year, 10.66 mills property tax for an expected $57,000 in support of Fire District No. 4; a 10-year, 3.25 mills property tax for an estimated $179,000 in support of the parish health unit; a 10-year 7.53 mills property tax for an expected $415,000 in support of the public library; and a 10-year, 2.03 mills property tax for an estimated $122,000 in support of the Franklin Parish Council on Aging.