BATON ROUGE, La. — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is joining registrars of voters across the state the week of Sept. 24-28 to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.
The next regularly scheduled election in Louisiana is the congressional primary on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Louisiana’s registration push also coincides with National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
“The first step to participating in the electoral process is registering to vote,” said Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. “This fall, Louisianians will choose their congressional representation, as well as a host of other local races and propositions. Get registered today so your voice can be heard on Election Day.”
Louisiana was one of the first states in the nation to implement an easy, convenient online voter registration portal. Citizens with a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana Special ID card can register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the convenience of their home or office by visiting https://voterportal.sos.la.gov.
Residents of Louisiana can also register in person at their parish Registrar of Voters Office, when they apply for/renew their driver’s license at any Office of Motor Vehicles or when obtaining services at public assistance agencies and Armed Forces recruitment offices.
Citizens wishing to register by mail can download and print the application at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ApplicationToRegisterToVote. pdf, or complete an application found at public libraries or through registration drives.
To register and vote in Louisiana individuals must:
- be a U.S. citizen;
- be at least 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles) to register and 18 years old prior to the next election to vote;
- not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony;
- not be under a judgment of full interdiction for mental incompetence or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights;
- be a resident in the state and parish in which you seek to register and vote;
- apply at least 20 days prior to an election if registering online or 30 days prior to an election if registering in person or by mail.
The following is a list of activities the Lafourche Parish Registrar’s office will be conducting during Voter Education/Registration Week.
- Thurs., Sept. 20 - Grand Opening/Open House at the new early voting location 4876 Hwy. 1, Mathews, 10 a.m., to 2 p.m.;
- Mon., Sept. 24 - Open House at the Galliano office, 16241 E. Main St., Suite B, 9 a.m. to 12 noon;
- Tues., Sept. 25, - Voter Drive/Voting Information at the Gheens Senior Citizens' Center, 1783 Hwy. 654, 12-noon;
- Wed., Sept. 26, - Open House at the Thibodaux Office, 307 West 4th St., 9 a.m. to 12 noon;
- Thurs., Sept. 27, - Voting Machines/Voter Drive at the Thibodaux Voting Machine Warehouse, 1450 Tiger Dr., 9 to 11 a.m.;
- Fri., Sept. 28, - Voter Drive/Voting Information at the South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main St., 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Representatives with the Registrar of Voters office also plan to visit senior citizens centers and high schools in Lafourche Parish before the fall elections. Call for more information 985-447-3256.
Posted on Tue, September 18, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette