Early voting for the Nov. 16 election will be held Nov. 2 - Nov. 9 at the Voter of Registrar office, 219 North Franklin between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

On the ballot for those living outside the city limits of Bastrop is U. S. Representative - 5th Congressional District. There are two candidates in this run-off, Vance M. McAllister (R) and Neil Riser (R). McAllister garnered 18389 votes, 18 percent, to make it into the run-off and Riser collected 33045, 32 percent.

Inside Bastrop, in Sales Tax District 1, voters will also be determining whether or not to renew a .5 percent Sales and Usage Tax for the duration of 10 years. The proposition reads:

Shall the City of Bastrop Sales Tax District No. 1 of the City of Bastrop, State of Louisiana (the "District") be authorized to levy and collect a tax of one-half of one percent (.5%) (the "Tax") for a ten (10) year period commencing January 1, 2015, 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 District, all as defined in La. R.S. 47:301 through 47:317, inclusive (an estimated $952,109.01 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), with the proceeds of the Tax hereafter collected (after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be dedicated and used for the purpose of maintaining, improving, repairing and extending the streets, sidewalks, alleys, roadways and related drainage, within the territorial limits of the District; and shall the District be further authorized to fund the proceeds of the Tax into bonds from time to time for any one or more capital purposes, to the extent and in the manner permitted by the laws of Louisiana?