Today in Tha Wire, today is National Voter Registration Day. If there were ever a time to become aware, educated about what's happening in our country, and become an active participant as a registered voter IT'S NOW! Today is a celebration of Americas democracy. It may not seem like much, because we've always lived in a democratic society. When people are used to having something all the time, it's hard for them to imagine what life would be like without it.

As Americans sometimes we take for granted how good we have it. What if you lived in country that didn't allow you to listen to the radio, watch certain TV shows or networks. What if you didn't have a right to eat where you wanted, couldn't go on the internet when you wanted, have the freedom to speak-out, or wear the clothes you want too? Some people around the world, live with those restrictions on their lives everyday. They don't have a say about what happens to them, but we do.

Voting is a necessary process, because this decides what people will ultimately run our schools, law enforcement, city, state and national governments. It's extremely important that these people have integrity, good character, are honest and trust worthy, because they public servants. These are people that control how the things we need to live, be it housing, food, protection/security, jobs, medical assistance, to clean air and water.

Thank God we live in a country that allows us to vote. Without this power, we are powerless. Voting gives WE THE PEOPLE control over who can, and can not work for us. So it's extremely important, that ALL OF US appreciate, and participate in the voting process. If not, America's democracy will collapse. Are you prepared to live in a country where nothing and no one is free to do anything?

VOTE! Take a moment to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in America. REGISTER TO VOTE now, check your voting status, make sure your information is accurate, make sure you fill out an ABSENTEE BALLOT / MAIL IN BALLOT if you will not be present to vote in your city/precinct on election day NOVEMBER 6, 2018. Double-check to make sure you’re already/still registered. Get Election Information here. See the 2018 Louisiana Election Dates and Deadlines below:

Louisiana Election Dates and Deadlines - www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting

 

This is a important election, that will determine which political party will control Congress (the House and Senate) in Washington. If you are satisfied with the President, the direction he is taking our country, and the job you State Representatives are doing on your behalf...say so, with your vote. If not, say so and replace them with someone better, with your vote. Whatever you do, vote.

Every state has a Secretary of State website, that offers a ton of information that can help voters understand, anything related to elections. You REGISTER ONLINE, download free voter mobile apps and more. must be registered at least 20 days prior to an election if registering through our GeauxVote Online Registration System or 30 days prior to an election if registering in person or by mail registration to be eligible to vote in that particular election. Download a voter registration form, or go in person to register at your local Registrar of Voters Office. To find a Registrar of Voters Office in Louisiana, click here. If you or someone you know is in the Military, click here for special instructions on how to vote.

The Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters is Angie Quienalty, and her the local office is located:

PARISH COURTHOUSE
1000 RYAN ST - RM 7
LAKE CHARLES, LA 7060
Phone(337) 721-4000
Fax(337) 437-3389
EmailCALCASIEUROV@SOS.LA.GOV