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6 years 11 months 1 week ago Saturday, April 09 2016 Apr 9, 2016 April 09, 2016 5:17 PM April 09, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy


BATON ROUGE – Polls closed at 8 p.m. for many areas around the Capital City Saturday.

Voters in West Baton Rouge Parish are voting whether to renew a tax for the West Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit. The unit receives some money from the state but parish Finance Director Phillip Bourgoyne says the tax will generate nearly $634,000 a year from 2017 to 2026.

The tax has been in place since 1956.

In Baton Rouge, a special primary election will decide who will fill the vacant seat left by the late Ronnie Edwards. Edwards passed away in February at the age of 63. Five candidates are competing Saturday for the vacant seat.

Voters in Baker are returning to the polls Saturday for a runoff election to decide the city’s next mayor. Leroy Davis and Darnell Waites entered the runoff in March, slimming the selection down from four.

There are several other issues and seats up for grabs across the Capital City area. To see a complete list of races, as well as live updates after the polls close, go to the WBRZ News 2 Election Results page.

Follow WBRZ News 2 Online and on Facebook and Twitter for live election updates throughout the night.

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