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Deadline to register to vote Oct. 9

Last Modified: Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:27 AM

By Doris Maricle / American Press

The deadline for registering for the Nov. 6 presidential election is drawing near.

People who wish to register or make changes to voter information have until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 to do so, Lorraine Dees, Jefferson Davis Parish voter registrar, said.

“To complain, you need a voice,” Dees said. “To voice that complaint you need to vote. To vote you need to register.”

To sign up or make changes visit local registrar offices 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. A valid Louisiana driver’s license or some other form of identification with name and address and a Social Security card are required.

Dees said voters over the age of 65 and those under the age of 65 who are handicapped may file an application to vote at home. Contact voter registrars for information.

A doctor’s statement of disability is required for handicapped people, she said.

Early voting for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 23-30.

Statewide the ballots include elections for president, the U.S. House and nine constitutional amendments.

In Southwest Louisiana, the ballot will include municipal races for mayor and council in Oakdale and Welsh. Mayor races are scheduled for Simpson and Anacoco, which, along with Fenton, will also have aldermen races.

There will be police chief elections in Welsh and Merryville.

Special elections are also scheduled in Allen Parish for a school board member in Oakdale and two aldermen in Oberlin. In Cameron voters will elect a new constable.

There are also tax propositions for fire protection, courthouse maintenance, waterworks districts, roads and bridges.

For more information on voter registration, call parish registrars: Allen, 639-4966; Beauregard, 463-7955; Calcasieu, 437-3572; Cameron, 775-5493; Jefferson Davis, 824-0834; and Vernon Parish, 239-3690.

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