Last day to register to vote is Oct. 11; early voting is Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
CROWLEY - Regardless of who you favor in the upcoming presidential election, if you’re not registered, you can’t vote.
The last day for persons to register to vote in the Nov. 8 Open Primary / Presidential / Congressional elections will be Tuesday, Oct. 11, according to Acadia Parish Registrar of Voters Billie J. Meyer.
Registering to vote can be done:
• in the registrar of voter’s office;
• at the Department of Motor Vehicles Office (Crowley office is currently closed);
• at any Public Assistance Agency; or
• online at www.sos.la.gov.
To register in person, visit the registrar’s office at 568 NW Court Circle in Crowley. Regular office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Meyer reminds that proper identification is required for registering to vote. Acceptable identification includes a current Louisiana driver’s license or Identification Card, a birth certificate and/or a Baptismal certificate.
Citizens also may register on line at geauxvote.com.
For additional information, call the registrar’s office at 788-8841.
Anyone interested in receiving a ballot, either due to inability to vote on election day at the designated precinct and inability to early vote at the registrar’s office, should contact the registrar’s office to make arrangements to receive a ballot.
The last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday, Nov. 4.
And after you’re registered, if you want to avoid possible long lines at the polls on election day, you can take advantage of early voting — formerly called “absentee voting.”
Meyer said early voting for the Nov. 8 elections will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, through Tuesday, Nov. 1, (closed Sunday, Oct. 26; re-open Monday, Oct. 31) at the registrar’s office.
Office hours for early voting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
“Just a reminder to the voters,” Meyer said, “proper identification is required during early voting. Please bring the following with you when you come in: a current Louisiana driver’s license or state ID card and your voter identification card.”
Sample ballots will be available online at geauxvote.com or at the registrar’s office (The Rayne Acadian-Tribune also will publish a sample ballot before early voting begins).
“The ballot may be lengthy due to the six Constitutional AMendments and voters should be prepared when going to vote,” Meyer said. “A 3-minute time frame will be utilized when casting your ballots.”
Voters who require assistance during early voting or when they go to their voting precinct on election day are required by law to bring a physician’s certificate or excuse stating the reason they need assistance. This document is to be given to the registrar or to the commissioner-in-charge to be delivered to the registrar.
Finally, a meeting of the Acadia Parish Board of Election Supervisors will be held in the registrar’s office at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, to draw the commissioners for the Nov. 8 election.
The meeting is open to the general public.