Voters will head to the polls in Louisiana and across the nation to decide whether Barack Obama will continue leading the United States or whether we will have a new president.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney aren't the only two candidates voters will see on the ballot. There are nine other presidential/vice presidential candidates on today's ballot from which to choose.
In addition, Baton Rouge could have a new mayor.
Incumbent Kip Holden faces Mike Walker, Gordon Mese and "Steve" Myers for the position of Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge.
Today's ballot, voters will discover, has plenty of choices.
Be sure to get out and vote - it counts!
Zacharytoday.com will be covering election returns as they come in, so be sure to check periodically throughout the evening for results.
To find the sample ballot for your voting area, visit sos.la.gov, and click on Elections/Election Day Voting/Sample Ballot and select the 'Click here' link in red for Sample Ballot selections. You will be required to enter your parish, ward and precinct so be sure to have that information handy. If you don't know this information, it is listed on your voter registration card.
You will also have the option to print your ballot.
The sample ballot below is for EBR Parish, Ward 2, Precinct 29A.
This ballot pertains to voters in the Zachary area.
Barack Obama, Joe Biden Democratic - Democrat
Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala Green - Green
Gary Johnson, James P. Gray Libertarian - Libertarian
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Republican - Republican
Virgil Goode, James Clymer Constitution - Other
Ross Anderson, Luis Rodriguez Justice - Other
Jack Fellure, Toby Davis Prohibition - Other
Peta Lindsay, Yari Osorio Socialism and Liberation - Other
Jerry White, Phyllis Scherrer Socialist Equality - Other
James Harris, Alyson Kennedy Socialist Workers - Other
Sheila Tittle, Matthew Turner We The People - Other
U. S. Representative, 6th Congressional, District 1
William "Bill" Cassidy, #21, Republican
Rufus Holt Craig, Jr., #22, Libertarian
Richard "RPT" Torregano, #23, No party
Associate Justice Supreme Court, 5th Supreme Court
John Michael Guidry, #24, Democrat
Toni Manning Higginbotham, #25, Republican
Jeff Hughes, #26, Republican
Timothy E. "Tim" Kelley, #27, Republican
William "Bill" Morvant, #28, Republican
Mary Olive Pierson, #29, Democrat
Jeffry Lamonte Sanford, #30, No Party
Jewel E. "Duke" Welch, #31, Republican
Judge, Court of Appeal 1st Circuit, 2nd Dist., Subdist. 1, Div. B
Gideon T. Carter, III, #36, Democrat
"Mike" McDonald, #37, Republican
Trudy M. White, #38, Republican
PSC (Public Service Commissioner) District 2
Scott A. Angelle, #45, Republican
Greg Gaubert, #46, No Party
Sarah Holliday, #47, Republican
Erich Ponti, #48, Republican
Forest Wright, #50, Democrat
Mayor-President Metro Council, City of Baton Rouge
Melvin "Kip" Holden, #51, Democrat
Gordon Mese, #52, No Party
"Steve" Myers, #53, No Party
J. Michael "Mike" Walker, Sr., #54, Republican
Voters will also see nine Constitutional Amendments in which to vote 'yes' or 'no'.
For a detailed explanation of the nine CAs, type 'On amendments' in the search field at the top of this page, Zacharytoday.com.
Zachary Community School District Local Option - Term Limits
Like nearly all 70 parishes in the state, except for two, EBR will determine whether school board members shall serve in term limits of three consecutive four-year terms. Currently, school board members can serve indefinitely.
City of Zachary Charter Amendment - CC
The Zachary City Council will ask voters to vote 'yes' to amend the Home Rule Charter allowing the Council to borrow money at a low interest rate without a vote of the people.
The measure would allow the borrowing of money on infrastructure projects and can only be borrowed from the State Bond Commission after proving it can be paid back.
Bonds supported by property or sales taxes would still require voter approval.
For more on this measure, type 'Zachary voters' in the search field at the top of this page, Zacharytoday.com.
Be sure to exercise your right to vote in today's election!
Most polling places are open from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.