FRANKLIN, La. – Registrar of Voters, Jolene Holcombe, is joining with Registrars of Voters across the state, the week of August 21 through August 25, 2017 to host Voter Registration Week activities aimed at registering eligible citizens to vote.
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 the Secretary of State’s website.
Additionally, residents of Louisiana can 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 an application which can be found on the Secretary of State’s website, at 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.
- A resident in the state and parish in which you seek to register and vote.
- complete the process 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.
Employees from the St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters Office will be at the local high schools during the week of August 21 to register all 17 and 18 year old students who are interested. They will also be distributing applications and voter education materials to all the senior centers in the parish. For more information please call the Registrar’s office at (337) 828-4100, ext. 360.