JEFFERSON PARISH, La. — Voters across Louisiana are voting today on a number of local measures and races, including several in Jefferson Parish.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. and are set to close at 8 p.m.
In Jefferson Parish, voters willl decide whether East Jefferson Hospital is sold to LMCM Health, in a move hospital administrators say is vital to its future.
The parish-owned hospital can't continue running as a stand-alone hospital anymore, officials say.
JP voters will also cast their ballots on a renewal of a millage tax for Eastbank fire departments. The accounts for more than 90% of the total operating costs of Fire District 1.
Similarly, voters in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and the town of Jean Lafitte have a renewal on the ballot for a solid waste disposal tax, which covers operating costs for storm debris collection, street sweeping, parade cleanup and landfill operations. It is not a new tax, just a continuation of what residents have already been paying.
Other elections on the ballot include a race for Mandeville Mayor and for Grand Isle Police Chief.
WWL-TV will have election results Saturday night as they come in.
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