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Voter registration week begins this week

Voter registration week begins this week

To prepare for parish and state elections in October, local registrar of voters offices are participating in the statewide Voter Registration and Education Week.

This fall, Louisiana voters will have new early voting machines. To help prepare voters for the new machines, Lafourche is hosting an open house Tuesday through Friday.

Demonstrations will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thibodaux office, 307 W. Fourth St., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galliano office in the South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main St.

“The first step to participating in the electoral process is registering to vote,” Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said in a news release. “This fall, Louisianians will choose statewide leaders as well as vote for a host of local and municipal races, constitutional amendments and propositions. Make sure you get registered so you can Geaux Vote on Election Day!”

The deadline to register to vote in-person or by mail is Sept. 11. The deadline to register to vote online is Sept. 21. Eligible voters can register online at

Early voting for the Oct. 12 election will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, excluding Sunday, Sept. 29.

Lafourche now has three early voting sites: the Thibodaux registrar’s office, the Mathews Government Complex, 4876 La. 1, and the Galliano office.

Voting on election day will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at regular polling locations.

The state has also unveiled a new sticker design for voters. The new sticker, “In Love With Louisiana,” was designed by Tony Bernard and features the state bird and seal.

The stickers will be available for early voting, the Oct. 12 primary and the Nov. 16 general election.

For voting information, call the Lafourche Registrar’s Office at 447-3256.


-- Daily Comet Staff Writer Julia Arenstam can be reached at 448-7636 or Follow her on Twitter at @JuliaArenstam.