For voters in 8 Acadiana parishes today is the day to let your voice be heard. It is election day and voters in those parishes will be choosing municipal leaders, voting on taxes and making their choices for their community to move forward in the coming years.

Turnout for today's election is expected to be very low. The fact that most people are simply not aware that they need to cast a ballot and the threat of bad weather will more than likely keep most voters and their opinions inside their own homes.

Here are some of the races that are being contested today.

In Acadia Parish voters will decide on an issue involving the fire district.

Voters in Chatangier in Evangeline Parish have an alderman seat on the ballot.

In Iberia Parish the town of Loreauville will vote on a tax issue.

In Jeff Davis Parish voters in Welsh will decide a tax issue as well.

St. Landry Parish has many issues and jobs on the ballot today including races for School Board and Justice of the Peace. Voters in Arnaudville will choose a new Police Chief while voters in Palmetto will select a new alderman.

St. Martin Parish voters also have many choices to make including Justice of the Peace, Mayor of St. Martinville, 5 city council seats and Mayor in the city of Arnauldville.

St. Mary Parish voters in the town of Franklin will vote for Mayor and several City Council Seats.

Vermilion Parish voters will go to the polls to voice their opinions on road and library funding issues. In Abbeville  voters will make their choice for Mayor and Alderman, many of whom are running unopposed.  In Kaplan voters will select a Chief of Police. Also Kaplan and Erath will make choices for Mayor and Alderman positions.