Slidell Voting: What’s on the upcoming election ballot?

Slidell Voting 2015

Voting day in Slidell  is coming soon, as you may have guessed with the increasing amount of signage around the city.

To all residents we encourage to exercise your right to vote as it pertains to the community we live in – we can have a voice.

Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken the time to learn about the issues. Tony Snow

The candidates below represent ballot information provided for St. Tammany Parish residents. On election day it is the voters responsibility to know which precinct they live in and its corresponding voting location.

To obtain a sample ballot, you must know your Ward and Precinct numbers. Search by your name, or address, here.

At Project Vote Smart you can search by candidate and research their Bio, Voting Record, Positions and more. Not all of our local candidates have information recorded on the site but is a good tool when researching the candidates.

VOTER RESPONSIBILITIES (Source)

  • Know which precinct you are registered to vote in, and its location.
  • Be prepared to provide photo identification (Louisiana driver’s license, Louisiana special identification card, or other generally recognized picture identification card that contains your name and signature). If you wish to obtain a free Louisiana special identification card, present your voter registration information card to the Office of Motor Vehicles.
  • Notify your parish registrar of voters of any changes to your registration.
  • To restore your voting rights after a felony conviction, present proof of completion of sentence to your local registrar of voters.
  • Do not bring or wear any campaign literature to the polls.
  • Be aware of the hours that the polls are open.
  • Review the Sample Ballot posted at the polling place in order to timely cast your ballot or review online before election day at www.GeauxVote.com.
  • Cast your vote within the three-minute time limit; or if receiving assistance or using the audio voting keypad, within 20 minutes.
  • Promptly leave the polling place after voting.

Just a reminder – young children are welcome to go into the voting booth with an adult. Taking your child(ren) with you to vote can be a great teaching opportunity, just watch they don’t press the button before you are done – you will not get a do-over!

LIVE ELECTION RESULTS

GeauxVote AppDownload the GeauxVote mobile app to get the latest results on election day.

You can also search for a sample ballot and get voting poll location maps. Available for iPhone, Android and other small screens.

The November 8th Election includes the following:

United States President

  • Hillary Clinton, Timothy Kaine Democratic Democrat
  • Jill Stein, Ajamu Baraka Green Green
  • Gary Johnson, Bill Weld Libertarian Libertarian
  • Donald Trump, Michael Pence Republican Republican
  • Darrell Castle, Scott Bradley Constitution Party Nominee Other
  • Evan McMullin, Nathan Johnson Courage Character Service Other
  • Laurence Kotlikoff, Edward Lea It’s Our Children Other
  • Tom Hoefling, Steve Schulin Life, Family, Constitution Other
  • Princess Jacob, Milton Fambro Loyal Trustworthy Compassion Other
  • Gloria La Riva, Eugene Puryear Socialism and Liberation Other
  • Jerry White, Niles Niemuth Socialism Equality Anti-War Other
  • Alyson Kennedy, Osborne Hart Socialist Workers Party Other
  • Chris Keniston, Deacon Taylor Veterans Party Other

U.S. Senator

  • Beryl Billiot #1 No Party
  • Charles Boustany #2 Republican
  • Foster Campbell #3 Democrat
  • “Joseph” Cao #4 Republican
  • Thomas P. Clements #5 Libertarian
  • Donald “Crawdaddy” Crawford #6 Republican
  • David Duke #7 Republican
  • Derrick Edwards #8 Democrat
  • Caroline Fayard #9 Democrat
  • John Fleming #10 Republican
  • Le Roy Gillam #11 Libertarian
  • Troy Hebert #12 No Party
  • John Kennedy #13 Republican
  • Gary Landrieu #14 Democrat
  • William Robert “Bob” Lang, Jr. #15 Other
  • “Rob” Maness #16 Republican
  • Kaitlin Marone #17 No Party
  • Charles Marsala #18 Republican
  • MV “Vinny” Mendoza #19 Democrat
  • Abhay Patel #20 Republican
  • Joshua Pellerin #21 Democrat
  • Gregory Taylor, Jr. #22 Other
  • Arden Wells #23 No Party
  • Peter Williams #24 Democrat

U.S. Representative 1st Congressional District

  • Eliot Barron #25 Green
  • Lee Ann Dugas #26 Democrat
  • Lee Ann Dugas #26 Democrat
  • Danil Ezekiel Faust #27 Democrat
  • Howard Kearney #28 Libertarian
  • Steve Scalise #29 Republican
  • Joseph “Joe” Swider #30 Democrat
  • Chuemai Yang #31 No Party

Chief of Police City of Slidell

  • “Tommy” Benasco, Republican
  • Jimmie Estes, Republican
  • Randy Fandal, Republican
  • Kevin P. O’Neill, Republican

Constitutional Amendments (YES or NO):

  • No. 1 Registrar of Voters – Do you support an amendment to provide that the manner of appointment for the registrar of voters in each parish is as provided by law and to require the qualifications of the registrar to be provided by law? (Amends Article XI, Section 5)
  • No. 2 Establish Tuition without Legislative Approval – Do you support an amendment to authorize the postsecondary education management boards to establish the tuition and mandatory fee amounts charged by institutions under their supervision and management, without legislative approval? (Adds Article VIII, Section 7.2)
  • No. 3 Eliminate Deductibility of Federal Income Taxes – Do you support an amendment to eliminate the deductibility of federal income taxes paid in computing state corporate income taxes? (Effective January 1, 2017) (Amends Article VII, Section 4(A))
  • No. 4 Homestead Exemption-Surviving Spouse – Do you support an amendment to authorize an exemption from ad valorem property tax for the total assessed value of the homestead of an unmarried surviving spouse of a person who died while on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Louisiana National Guard, or while performing their duties as a state police, law enforcement, or fire protection officer? (Effective December 1, 2016) (Adds Article VII, Section 21(M))
  • No. 5 Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund – Do you support an amendment to establish the Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund for the deposit of recurring mineral and corporate tax revenues, to restrict the use of the fund to 10% of the balance when the balance reaches $5 billion, to restrict the use of the fund to construction projects and transportation infrastructure, and to allocate recurring mineral revenues to the payment of state employee retirement debt? (Adds Article VII, Section 10(F)(4)(h), 10.15, and 10.16)
  • No. 6 Use Funds to Eliminate Projected Deficits – Do you support an amendment to authorize the use of up to five percent of current year appropriations or allocations from statutorily or certain constitutionally created funds or up to one percent of the current year’s balances in certain constitutionally created funds to eliminate a projected deficit in the next fiscal year if the official forecast for the next fiscal year is less than the official forecast for the current fiscal year or if the official forecast has been reduced by at least one percent from the most recently adopted estimate for the ensuing fiscal year, and to exempt certain funds and mandates from being used to eliminate a projected deficit? (Amends Article VII, Section 10(F)(2)(b); adds Article VII, Section 10(F)(4)(h), (i), (j), (k), and (l))