October 9, 2018 is the last day for anyone to vote in the upcoming Mid-Term Election in November. If you are 18 years of age or older, you are eligible to vote. If you or someone you know is NOT registered, the opportunity to do so, is about to run out. On that same note, the deadline to apply for an Absentee/Mail-In Ballots is also running out. You can apply for a mail-in ballot if you are in the Military, disabled, a person over the age of 65, or not going to be to vote in your precinct on election day due to work/school. Hopefully over the last two years, Americans have three valuable lessons:

1.) We all pay a heavy price, when we don't vote.

2.) A non-vote, is still a vote.

3.) A voteless people, is a hopeless people.

Make no mistake, voting one of the most important things you can do for yourself, your family, and your future. Register to vote now, before it's to late to participate in one of the most important elections to date, the Mid-Term Election on November 6, 2018. This election will decide who will control the U.S. Congress/Senate. This government body keeps the President of The United States in check, and makes sure he/she is acting on behalf of ALL American people.

Below is the Louisiana Secretary of State 2018 Elections Calendar

Election Dates and Deadlines - sos.la.gov

Voting Right For Ex-Offenders

Voting rights restored automatically upon completion of sentence, including prison, parole, and probation in the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Virginia now does this by policy of the current governor.

 Voting Rights For Convicted Felons 

Thanks to the bill by Baton Rouge Democrat , Rep. Patricia Smith Convicted felons in Louisiana still serving probation and parole, but out of prison for five years, will get their voting rights restored.

If you have any questions about voter registration, contact the Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters Office, Parish Courthouse, 1000 Ryan Street - 2nd floor in Room 7, (337) 721-4000. All voters are encouraged to take advantage of an extra 8-days to vote in the November 6, 2018.

EARLY VOTING begins in Calcasieu Parish October 23 (except Sunday Oct. 28) and ends, October 30, 2018. See what's going to be on your ballot November 6, here.

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS AND TIMES:

Lake Charles - REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE
Parish Courthouse, 1000 Ryan Street - Room 7, Lake Charles
Voting hours are 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sulphur - WEST CALCASIEU BUSINESS CENTER
500 A North Huntington St., Bldg. B, Sulphur
Voting hours are 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Moss Bluff - MOSS BLUFF BRANCH LIBRARY
261 Parish Rd., Moss Bluff