re: Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated for good after referendum fails (Posted on 5/5/13 at 8:47 am to threeputt)
quote: Not exactly sure .. I think the new voters who were not on the voter rolls but were legally allowed to vote did not have the toll vote on their special ballots.
No, there were hundreds of people who were registered properly but for whatever reasons poll workers couldn't find them on rolls so they weren't allowed to vote on anything but the federal ballot. Poll workers were overwhelmed and basically just screwed up a lot.
re: Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated for good after referendum fails (Posted on 5/5/13 at 9:00 am to BrotherEsau)
Turnout was also massively lower among those who don't travel the bridge frequently, and those people were more likely to vote to keep the tolls so their taxes wouldn't increase or be reallocated from current spending.
mworld938 LSU Fan Covington Member since Sep 2008 1336 posts
re: Crescent City Connection tolls eliminated for good after referendum fails (Posted on 5/5/13 at 9:11 am to VetteGuy)
quote: When does the Causeway come up for a vote?
But how are we going to fund the constant road improvements in Mandeville adjacent the Causeway. Lol.
I do appreciate the fact that traffic seems to runs smoothly and accidents are swiftly dealt with. I have commuted that bridge for 8yrs with minimum issues and no tickets from the concrete police. That $3 toll should really be looked at for reduction.