NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) — The Nov. 8, 2022, primary election will feature four school board races in Iberia Parish. All information provided in this post comes from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

Also included are all statewide constitutional amendments on the ballot, as well as local tax propositions.

Dates to Know for the Nov. 8 election

  • Last day to register in person to vote at the Iberia Parish Registrar’s Office or OMV: Oct. 11
  • Last day to register via the GeauxVote Online Registration System: Oct. 18
  • Last day to request absentee ballot: Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m.
  • Last day to submit absentee ballot: Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m
  • Early Voting: Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 30) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Iberia Parish Registrar of Voters

  • Registrar Kristie D. Blanchard
  • 300 S. Iberia St., Ste. 110, New Iberia LA, 70560-4543
  • (337) 369-4407
  • iberiarov@sos.la.gov

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School Board

  • Dist. 2
    • Elvin “Dee” Pradia (no party)*
    • Whiland Williams (D)
  • Dist. 3
    • Ragen Borel (Ind.)
    • “Jay” McDonald (no party)*
  • Dist. 10
    • Suzette Boutte Charpentier (R)
    • Rachel L. Segura (no party)*
    • Joshua Trosclair (D)
  • Dist. 14
    • Kenric “Mushy” Fremin (D)*
    • Rachael Toups (no party)

Propositions

Parishwide Proposition — 1/4% sales tax renewal, 10 yrs.

Shall the Parish of Iberia, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”) be authorized to continue to levy and collect a tax of one-fourth of one percent (1/4%) (the “Tax”) upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or consumption of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the Parish, all as defined by law (an estimated $3,400,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, from and after August 1, 2023, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the costs of collecting and administering the Tax), to be used as follows: 1. to pay the cost of maintaining and operating a Parishwide mosquito control program, including the cost of acquiring land, buildings and equipment necessary therefor; and 2. the balance of the proceeds to be divided annually on or before May 1st of each year, between the Parish and the incorporated municipalities of the Parish on a per capita basis according to the 2020 U.S. Census, for the purpose of constructing, acquiring and improving drainage facilities?

City of New Iberia — 6.83 Mills, 20 yrs.

Shall the City of New Iberia, State of Louisiana (the “City”), levy a special tax of six and eighty-three hundredths (6.83) mills on all of the property subject to taxation in the City for a period of twenty (20) years, beginning with the year 2023 and ending with the year 2042 (an estimated $1,350,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for the purpose of constructing, improving, and maintaining public roads, streets, and bridges, including drainage works, landscaping, and other improvements associated therewith, and acquiring access and rights of way for each of the foregoing?

Statewide Offices and Constitutional Amendments

U.S. Senator

  • Beryl A. Billiot (no party)
  • Gary Chambers, Jr. (D)
  • Devin Lance Graham (R)
  • “Xan” John (Other)
  • John Kennedy (R)*
  • W. Thomas La Fontaine Olson (no party)
  • Bradley McMorris (Ind.)
  • MV “Vinny” Mendoza (D)
  • “Luke” Mixon (D)
  • Salvador P. Rodriguez (D)
  • Aaron C. Sigler (Lib.)
  • Syrita Steib (D)
  • Thomas Wenn (Other)

U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District

  • Clay Higgins (R)*
  • Holden Hoggatt (R)
  • Lessie Olivia LeBlanc (D)
  • Tia LeBrun (D)
  • Guy McLendon (Lib.)
  • Thomas “Lane” Payne Jr. (R)
  • Jacob “Jake” Shaheen (R)
  • Gloria R. Wiggins (Ind.)

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge, Dist. 3, Elec. Sec. 2D

  • Valerie Gotch Garrett (D)
  • Ledricka Johnson Thierry (D)

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 — ACT 130, 2021

Do you support an amendment to increase to 65% the cap on the amount of monies in certain state funds that may be invested in stocks? (Amends Article VII, Sections 10.1(B), 10.8(B), 10.11(D), and 14(B))

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 — ACT 172, 2022

Do you support an amendment to expand certain property tax exemptions for property on which the homestead exemption is claimed for certain veterans with disabilities? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K))

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 — ACT 156, 2011

Do you support an amendment to allow classified civil service employees to support the election to public office of members of their own families? (Amends Article X, Sections 9 and 20)

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 — ACT 155, 2021

Do you support an amendment to allow local governments to waive water charges that are the result of damage to the water system not caused by the customer? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B))

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 — ACT 133, 2021

Do you support an amendment to allow the levying of a lower millage rate by a local taxing authority while maintaining the authority’s ability to adjust to the current authorized millage rate? (Amend Article VII, Section 23(C))

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 — ACT 129, 2021

Do you support an amendment to limit the amount of an increase in the assessed value of residential property subject to the homestead exemption in Orleans Parish following reappraisal at 10% of the property’s assessed value in the previous year? (January 1, 2023) (Amends Article VII, Section 18(F)(2)(a)(introductory paragraph) and Adds Article VII, Section 18(F)(3))

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 — ACT 246, 2022

Do you support an amendment to prohibit the use of involuntary servitude except as it applies to the otherwise lawful administration of criminal justice? (Amends Article I, Section 3)

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 — ACT 171, 2022

Do you support an amendment to remove the requirement that homeowners who are permanently totally disabled must annually re-certify their income to keep their special assessment level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv))

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Candidates Elected Unopposed

  • SCHOOL BOARD
    • Nursey Ozenne McNeal (D)*
    • Raymond “Shoe-Do” Lewis (D)*
    • Debra A. Savoie (R)*
    • Brad Norris (R)*
    • Dana Dugas (R)*
    • Kathleen Rosamond (R)*
    • Arthur Alexander (D)*
    • Danny D. Segura (R)*
    • Michael Mayeux (R)*
    • Dan L. LeBlanc, Sr. (R)*