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Voter registration week kicks off

by Minden Press-Herald

Voter registration week begins Monday, Aug. 31 and will go through Sept. 4.

Those who have not registered to vote and wish to do so may go to the following locations on the following dates:

█ Monday, Aug. 31 through Friday, Sept. 4: Registrar of Voter’s office at the Webster Parish Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

█ Wednesday, Sept. 2: Springhill Council on Aging from 11 a.m. until noon and at the Willie and Mary Mack Memorial Branch Library from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

█ Thursday, Sept. 3: Minden Council on Aging from 8 until 10 a.m.

AVC Edge voting machine demonstrations will be available in the registrar’s office for anyone interested in becoming more familiar with the voting machines used during early voting.

Louisiana secretary of state Tom Schedler says in order to register, prospective voters must:

█ Be a U.S. citizen,

█ Be 17 years old (16 years old at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles), but must be 18 years old 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, and

█ Reside in the state and parish in which you seek to register.

Prospective voters may also register in person at any of the following locations if they cannot get to the registrar of voters office or any of the above locations:

█ Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (must be at least 16 years old to register to vote),

█ Louisiana Department of Social Services,

█ WIC offices,

█ Food stamp offices,

█ Medicaid offices,

█ Offices serving persons with disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living Offices, or

█ Armed Forces recruitment offices.

The primary election will be Saturday, Oct. 24, with the following seats up for election: sheriff, clerk of court, tax assessor, coroner, justice of the peace and all seats on the police jury. Doyline residents will also vote for two aldermen.

State seats include governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, commissioner of agriculture and forestry, commissioner of insurance and BESE district 4 seat.

Qualifying for local candidates will be at the Webster Parish Clerk of Court Sept. 8 through 10.
Candidates for state senator and representative will qualify with the Louisiana secretary of state.
For additional information on voter registration, elections or becoming a poll worker, visit www.Geauxvote.com or call the Webster Parish Registrar of Voters Office at 377-9272.

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