What you NEED to know about the upcoming elections!

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

2014 Mandated School Board Reapportionment plans are required by law every 10 years so that board member districts are equitable.

Ascension Parish has created new precincts making a total of 74 precincts. Voters should be watch and make note that there may be a change in their precinct and/or polling locations.

Voters who have changes will receive new voter information cards. Please check the postmark on your new card and when you go to vote, use the most recent post dated card. However, if you don't get or receive your card, do not let this deter you from voting! Be prepared to provide a Louisiana photo identification. All voters are required to produce a Louisiana picture ID.

Any questions may be directed to the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters offices. The Gonzales office phone number is 225-621-5780 and the Donaldsonville office phone number is 225-473-7906.

The following is a breakdown of changes that have been made....

The following polling places in Ascension Parish have been changed effective 8-14-14:

GONZALES AREA:

Precinct 23 changed FROM Fire District No. 1 Training Facility, 13192 Airline Hwy, Gonzales

TO GW Carver Primary School, 11310 Legacy Oaks Lane, Gonzales;

Precinct 24 changed FROM Dept. of Public Works Auditorium, 42077 Churchpoint Rd, Gonzales

TO Fire District No. 1 Training Facility, 13192 Airline Hwy, Gonzales;

Precinct 28 changed FROM Gonzales Primary School, 521 N. Burnside Ave, Gonzales

TO GW Carver Primary School, 11310 Legacy Oaks Lane, Gonzales;

DARROW:

Precincts 40A & 40B changed FROM Marchand School, 36808 Hwy 22, Darrow

TO 5th Ward Fire Dept., 5473 Hwy 44, Gonzales;

ST AMANT AREA:

Precinct 15 changed FROM Lake Elementary School, 14185 Hwy 431, St Amant

TO Lakeside Primary School, 16500 LA Hwy 431, Prairieville;

GALVEZ AREA:

Precinct 13 changed FROM Galvez Lake Fire Department, 16288 Joe Sevario Rd, Prairieville TO Galvez Primary School, 16093 Henderson Bayou, Prairieville;

NEW Precinct 76 (formerly part of Precinct 5) changed FROM Galvez Middle School,

42018 Hwy 933, Prairieville

TO Galvez Primary School, 16093 Henderson Bayou, Prairieville;

DUTCHTOWN and PRAIRIVILLE AREA:

Precincts 6A, 6B, 6C and 60 changed FROM Dutchtown High School, 13165 Hwy 73,

Geismar

TO Spanish Lake Elementary School, 13323 Bluff Rd, Geismar;

Preceincts 3 & 70 changed FROM Galvez Branch Library, 40300 Hwy 42, Prairieville

TO Prairieville Primary School, 40228 Parker Rd, Prairieville;

Precinct 10 changed FROM Prairieville Middle School, 16200 Hwy 930, Prairieville

TO Prairieville Primary School, 40228 Parker Rd, Prairieville;

Precincts 17 changed FROM Athletes in Motion, 15074 Airline Hwy, Prairieville

TO Duplessis Primary, 38101 Hwy 621, Gonzales

Precincts 71A and 71B changed FROM Dutchtown Middle School, 13078 Hwy 73, Geismar,

TO Dutchtown High School, 13165 Hwy 73, Geismar;

NEW Precinct 77 (formerly part of Precinct 16) changed FROM Duplessis Primary School, 38101 Hwy 621, Gonzales

TO Dutchtown Middle School, 13078 Hwy 73, Geismar,

NEW Precinct 78 located at Dutchtown Middle School, 13078 Hwy 73, Geismar

The Secretary of State of Louisiana now has a website: www.geauxvote.com

Voters may register online or visit the online site and make ANY necessary changes to their voter registration. However, Remember...Changes must be made 30 days prior to an election. The last day to register to vote in this November 4 election is October 6, 2014.

This same website also has a mobile app that the voters can download to their smart phones and get their sample ballot for preparation before going to the polls. Voters who don't use a smart phone may go to this same website on their computers and print their sample ballot.

Voters may also go to www.sos.la.gov and find more information.

For the Nov. 4, 2014 Primary Election Early Voting will Begin on Tuesday, October 21 and end on Tuesday, October 28 excluding Sunday.

The voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.