Polling Places, Voter Information and How to Register for Election Day 2012 in Lake Charles
In November, we'll elect our next U.S. president. In December, we'll pick our next U.S. congressman. It's important that your voice be heard. But just how do you go about registering and getting ready for the election? We can help you with that:
FIRST OFF -- REGISTER!
Registering to vote in Louisiana is easier than ever now, thanks to the La. Secretary of State's website. Register online! Make sure you have your driver's license, Social Security number and other important documents ready. If you need more information on all of this, there's even a mobile app you can use on your iPhone or Android. If you're in Calcasieu Parish, here's how to get to the Registrar of Voters office.
What do I need to register?
- You need to be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age.
- Social Security number.
- Mom's maiden name.
- Driver's license number.
- Place of birth.
- Address, date of birth, and any addresses where you may have previously been registered to vote.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES
There are two elections left before the end of the year -- one on November 6, where we'll elect the next president, and one on December 8, where we'll pick our next U.S. congressman. If you haven't registered to vote, please register for the November election. But if you can't make that date, you'll still have time to get registered for December.
- Last day to register to vote in the November election -- October 19.
- Early and Absentee Voting for November election -- October 23-30. (You don't need a reason to vote early or absentee. Any registered voter is welcome.)
- Election Day for President and for Congressional Primary -- November 6.
- Last Day to register to vote in the December election -- November 7.
- Early and Absentee Voting for December election -- November 21 - December 1.
- Election Day for Congressional Runoff (if needed) -- December 8.
Where do I go to Early or absentee Vote?
In Calcasieu Parish, there are three locations you can go to -- doesn't matter which one. You can early vote from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on every day of the early voting period except for Sundays:
- Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters Office: Parish Courthouse, 100 Ryan St, Room 7, Lake Charles.
- West Calcasieu Business Center: 500 N. Huntington St., Sulphur.
- Moss Bluff Library: 261 Parish Rd., Moss Bluff.
WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT?
It's not the easiest thing in the world to use, but this page at the La. Secretary of State's website could give you an idea of what will be on the ballot.
Remember that the state's GeauxVote.com is your main resource for voting information, if you have more questions, but it's kind of confusing. We recommend calling the Registrar of Voters office in Calcasieu Parish at (337) 721-4000 if you have a difficult question.
Where's My POLLING LOCATION?
There are over 120 voting precincts in Calcasieu Parish, so don't feel bad if you're not entirely sure which is yours. We've got some help, however. If you know which precinct is yours, we can tell you where that polling location is. In the search box on the right, simply enter your town, and you'll get a full list of polling locations.
|160E||Gillis Elementary School||916 Topsy Road||Gillis|
|160W||Gillis Elementary School||916 Topsy Road||Gillis|
|161||Gillis Elementary School||916 Topsy Road||Gillis|
|162E||Moss Bluff Middle School||1104 Recreation Blvd.||Moss Bluff|
|162W||Moss Bluff Middle School||1104 Recreation Blvd.||Moss Bluff|
|163||Sam Houston High||880 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy.||Moss Bluff|
|164||Moss Bluff Elementary School||481 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy.||Moss Bluff|
|165||Sam Houston High||880 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy.||Moss Bluff|
|166||Moss Bluff Elementary School||481 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy.||Moss Bluff|
|167||Sam Houston High||880 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy.||Moss Bluff|
|260||Holmwood Fire Station||5599 La. 14 East||Holmwood|
|261||Bell City Sheriff's Substation||7085 La. 14 East||Bell City|
|262||Hayes Fire Station||8141 Galley Rd.||Hayes|
|300||Ray D. Molo Middle School||2300 Medora St.||Lake Charles|
|301||Washington-Marion High||2802 Pineview St.||Lake Charles|
|302||Chateau Du Lac||333 Mill St.||Lake Charles|
|303E||Ralph Wilson Elementary||1400 Opelousas St.||Lake Charles|
|303W||Ralph Wilson Elementary||1400 Opelousas St.||Lake Charles|
|304||Calcasieu Multi-Purpose Center||2001 Moeling St.||Lake Charles|
|305||Jessie Clifton Elementary||100 N. Prater St.||Lake Charles|
|306||Drew Park Pavilion||416 S. Ryan St.||Lake Charles|
|307||Chateau Du Lac||333 Mill St.||Lake Charles|
|308||School Board Curriculum Office||600 S. Shattuck St.||Lake Charles|
|309E||Foreman-Reynaud YMCA||215 Albert St.||Lake Charles|
|309W||Foreman-Reynaud YMCA||215 Albert St.||Lake Charles|
|310||Parish Courthouse, 1st Floor||1000 Ryan St.||Lake Charles|
|311||Pearl Watson Elementary||1300 5th St.||Lake Charles|
|312||School Board Rosteet Annex||2423 6th St.||Lake Charles|
|313E||JFK Elementary||2001 Russell St.||Lake Charles|
|313W||JFK Elementary||2001 Russell St.||Lake Charles|
|314||St. Louis High||1620 Bank St.||Lake Charles|
|315E||Lake Charles-Boston High||1509 Enterprise Blvd.||Lake Charles|
|315W||Lake Charles-Boston High||1509 Enterprise Blvd.||Lake Charles|
|316E||Barbe Elementary||400 Penn St.||Lake Charles|
|316W||Barbe Elementary||400 Penn St.||Lake Charles|
|317||Barbe Elementary||400 Penn St.||Lake Charles|
|318||T.S. Cooley Elementary||2711 Common St.||Lake Charles|
|319N||St. Margaret School||2510 Enterprise Blvd.||Lake Charles|
|319S||St. Margaret School||2510 Enterprise Blvd.||Lake Charles|
|320E||Oak Park Elementary||2001 18th St.||Lake Charles|
|320W||Oak Park Elementary||2001 18th St.||Lake Charles|
|321||T.H. Watkins Elementary||2501 7th Ave.||Lake Charles|
|322||Oak Park Middle School||2200 Oak Park Blvd.||Lake Charles|
|323||T.H. Watkins Elementary||2501 7th Ave.||Lake Charles|
|324||Fairview Elementary||3955 La. 14||Lake Charles|
|325||Prien Lake Elementary||3714 Nelson Rd.||Lake Charles|
|326||College Oaks Elementary||3618 Ernest St.||Lake Charles|
|327||Henry Heights Elementary||3600 Louisiana Ave.||Lake Charles|
|328||Brentwood Elementary||3825 Brentwood Ave.||Lake Charles|
|329||Brentwood Elementary||3825 Brentwood Ave.||Lake Charles|
|330||Fairview Elementary||3955 La. 14||Lake Charles|
|331||College Oaks Elementary||3618 Ernest St.||Lake Charles|
|332N||McNeese Frazar Library||Beauregard Dr.||Lake Charles|
|332S||Frazar Memorial Library||Beauregard Dr.||Lake Charles|
|333||S.J. Welsh Middle||1500 W. McNeese St.||Lake Charles|
|334||S.J. Welsh Middle||1500 W. McNeese St.||Lake Charles|
|335||McNeese -- Gayle Hall||4414 Ryan St.||Lake Charles|
|336||A.A. Nelson Elementary||1001 Country Club Rd.||Lake Charles|
|337||Dolby Elementary||817 Jefferson Dr.||Lake Charles|
|338||Forrest K. White Middle||1000 E. McNeese St.||Lake Charles|
|339||Dolby Elementary||817 Jefferson Dr.||Lake Charles|
|360||Ward 3 Fire Dist. 2 Station||3088 Old Town Road||Lake Charles|
|361||Ward 3 Waterworks No. 5||300 Deshotel St.||Lake Charles|
|362||Prien Lake Park Pavilion||3700 Prien Lake Rd.||Lake Charles|
|363||Prien Lake Park Pavilion||3700 Prien Lake Rd.||Lake Charles|
|364||Fairview Elementary||3955 La. 14||Lake Charles|
|365||New St. John Elementary||5566 Elliott Rd.||Lake Charles|
|366||New St. John Elementary||5566 Elliott Rd.||Lake Charles|
|367N||St. John Elementary||5282 Weaver Rd.||Lake Charles|
|367S||New St. John Elementary||5566 Elliott Rd.||Lake Charles|
|368||St. John Elementary||5282 Weaver Rd.||Lake Charles|
|369||M.J. Kaufman Elementary||301 Tekel Rd.||Lake Charles|
|370||Calcasieu Ag Services Center||7101 Gulf Hwy.||Lake Charles|
|371N||Calcasieu Ag Services Center||7101 Gulf Hwy.||Lake Charles|
|371S||Calcasieu Ag Services Center||7101 Gulf Hwy.||Lake Charles|
|400||D.S. Perkins Elementary||565 N. Crocker St.||Sulphur|
|401||Calcasieu Health Unit -- Sulphur||201 Edgar St.||Sulphur|
|402||Frasch Park Rec Center||400 Picard Rd.||Sulphur|
|403||Frasch Elementary||540 S. Huntington||Sulphur|
|404||R.W. Vincent Elementary||1634 Beglis Pkwy.||Sulphur|
|405||Center Circle Rec Building||80 Center Circle||Maplewood|
|406||W.T. Henning Elementary||774 Henning Dr.||Sulphur|
|407||R.W. Vincent Elementary||1634 Beglis Pkwy.||Sulphur|
|408||T.D. McMurry Park Gym||300 S. Hazel St.||Maplewood|
|440||Westlake High||1000 Garden Dr.||Westlake|
|441||S.P. Arnett Middle||400 Sulphur Ave.||Westlake|
|460E||Ward 4 Fire Dist. 4 Station||789 W. Houston River Rd.||Sulphur|
|460W||Ward 4 Fire Dist. 4 Station||789 W. Houston River Rd.||Sulphur|
|461||Mossville Recreation Center||3825 Old Spanish Trail||Mossville|
|462||S.P. Arnett Middle||400 Sulphur Ave.||Westlake|
|463||Westlake High||1000 Garden Dr.||Westlake|
|464||S.P. Arnett Middle||400 Sulphur Ave.||Westlake|
|465||Frasch Park Rec Center||400 Picard Rd.||Sulphur|
|466E||Cypress Cove Elementary||700 Currie Dr.||Carlyss|
|466W||Cypress Cove Elementary||700 Currie Dr.||Carlyss|
|467||Cypress Cove Elementary||700 Currie Dr.||Carlyss|
|468||Ward 4 Rec -- Carlyss Complex||6043 Carlyss Dr.||Carlyss|
|469||Ward 4 Rec -- Carlyss Complex||6043 Carlyss Dr.||Carlyss|
|560||Starks School||137 La. 109 South||Starks|
|561||Starks School||137 La. 109 South||Starks|
|562||Edgerly Fire Station||2205 Edgerly Rd.||Vinton|
|600||DeQuincy High School||207 N. Overton||DeQuincy|
|601||DeQuncy City Hall||300 Holly St.||DeQuincy|
|602||DeQuincy Branch Library||102 W. Harrison St.||DeQuincy|
|603||DeQuincy Sheriff's Substation||618 Center St.||DeQuincy|
|660||Ward 6 Fire Dist. 1, Company 1||1271 La. 27 North||DeQuincy|
|661||Ward 6 Fire Dist. 1, Company 2||4775 La. 27||DeQuincy|
|662||Ward 6 Fire Dist. 1, Company 2||4775 La. 27||DeQuincy|
|663||Ward 6 Fire Dist. 1, Company 3||3533 La. 27||Sulphur|
|664||Ward 6 Fire Dist. 1, Company 3||3533 La. 27||Sulphur|
|700||Vinton City Hall||1201 Horridge St.||Vinton|
|701||Vinton Northside Middle||900 Horridge St.||Vinton|
|702||Vinton High School||1603 Grace St.||Vinton|
|703||Shaw Park Rec Building||1615 Horridge St.||Vinton|
|760||Ward 7 Fire Station||2815 Foreman Rd.||Vinton|
|761||Ward 7 Fire Station||2815 Foreman Rd.||Vinton|
|762||Edgerly Fire Station||2205 Edgerly Rd.||Vinton|
|800||Iowa High||401 Miller St.||Iowa|
|801||J.I. Watson Elementary||221 E. 1st St.||Iowa|
|860N||LeBleu Settlement Elementary||6509 La. 3059||Iowa|
|860S||LeBleu Settlement Elementary||6509 La. 3059||Iowa|
|861E||Ward 8 Fire Dist. 2 Station||3395 Manchester Rd.||Manchester|
|861W||Ward 8 Fire Dist. 2 Station||3395 Manchester Rd.||Manchester|