Registrar lists voter registration deadlines
Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, has announced that the last day to register to vote in person or by mail for the Oct. 12 election will be Sept. 11.
The deadline for GeauxVote.com online electronic registration will be Sept. 21.
Persons interested in participating in the upcoming election must register to vote and make any change to their records by this deadline.
Registration applications may be completed at the registrar’s office in Suite 114 at the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, 118 S. Court St., Opelousas. You must be 18 or turn 18 by the date of the election. Additionally, individuals can pick up mail-in registration forms at city halls, banks, and libraries in the different municipalities and online at GeauxVote.com. These forms must be postmarked or submitted by the Sept. 11.
Beginning March 1 if a person is on probation or parole for conviction of a felony, they may register and vote if they have not been incarcerated pursuant to that order within the last five years..
Convicted felons who are suspended must do the following to be reinstated: submit a registration application to update their voter registration record prior to the 30 day deadline or online by the 20 day deadline; appear in person afterward to submit the certified document form showing you are eligible to register. If you are submitting the voter registration application in person at registrar of voters office, they can submit the certified document form at the same time. But they must still submit the application prior to the 30-day deadline.
You will pick up your certified document showing that you are eligible to register from La. Department of Public Safety in Ville Platte. The address is 318 Nita Dr., Ville Platte and phone number is 337-363-6679..
For more information, call the registrar’s office at 337-948-0572.