Presidential and Ascension Parish elections voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 6, 2012 Primary Election is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Anyone who wishes to vote in this election MUST be registered by this date. There are many registered voters in Ascension parish who are not registered in their correct precincts due to incorrect addresses on file at the Registrar of Voters office. This Nov. 6 election is not only for the President of the United States. There are local Ascension parish races as well. Voters should be registered in their correct precinct to vote in these local races. Any changes to the voters' record must be made by October 9.

Early voting begins on Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Tuesday, Oct. 30. Because of the expected large turnout for this election, voters should be prepared with what will be on their ballot and study the 9 (nine) constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot before they come to vote! Be Prepared. It is a lengthy ballot. There is the 3 minute voting time limit.

Check your voter registration before Oct. 9 and a sample ballot for each voter is available at the SOS website, www.geauxvote.com

Those who need to bring their voter registration up to date may do so by going to the Registrar's office with their ID and current address, or at the Dept. of Motor Vehicle, or they may do so online at www.geauxvote.com

Early voting is conducted in the Registrar of Voters offices in Gonzales and Donaldsonville. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Voters are required to bring their driver's license. A picture ID is required.

The Registrar of Voters offices are located in Gonzales at 828 S Irma Blvd Rm 205 and in Donaldsonville at 300 Houmas St Suite B.

You may call the ROV in Gonzales at (225) 621-5780 or in Donaldsonville at (225) 473-7906 for assistance.