Secretary of State Tom Schedler is joining registrars of voters across the state this week (May 9-13) to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.
“Registering to vote is a right we should all cherish, and we’ve made it quick and easy to do so,” said Schedler.
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 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 complete the application at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting, public libraries or through registration drives.
To register and vote in Louisiana individuals must be a U.S. citizen; at least 17 years old to register and 18 years old prior to the next election to vote; not under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony; not under a judgment of full interdiction for mental incompetence or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights; and a resident in the state and parish in which you seek to register and vote.
In observance of Voter Registration Week, Lafourche Parish Registrar of Voters Office personnel will be out and about throughout the parish registering people to vote and presenting information about registration and elections.
Planned activities include the following:
Monday, May 9th, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Lockport Library, 720 Crescent Ave.;
Tuesday, May 10th, 7:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m., Central Lafourche High School, 4820 Hwy. 1, Mathews;
Tuesday, May 10th, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Raceland Manor Nursing Home, 4302 Hwy. 1, Raceland;
Wednesday, May 11th, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., The Broadway Elder Living, 7534 Hwy. 1, Lockport;
Wednesday, May 11th, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Golden Meadow Library, 1403 North Bayou Dr.
For more information on elections, visit www.GeauxVote.com or the GeauxVote Mobile smartphone app.
Posted on Fri, May 6, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette