Early Voting Starts October 25, 2016 and Ends November 1, 2016
Early Voting for the 2016 Presidential Election starts tomorrow, October 25, 2016 and ends November 1, 2016. YOUR VOTE MATTERS! Please go exercise your right and be a part of history. Be an educated voter. See what's on your ballot before you go vote. This is super easy to do. Get all the election details you need by going to GeauxVote.com. All you do is enter your info, and the exact ballot you will see at the polls is going to pop up. You can take time to review the ballot and even help speed-up your voting process by bringing a scratch sheet with you when you vote. Gueaux Vote also has a convenient mobile app that you can download.
This way, all you need is your phone in the voting booth, rather than a scratch sheet. Plus, the app has all your other details, like where your voting precinct and district is, instant election results, and more.
Early Voting gives voters an extra seven days to cast their ballots. This is a chance for everyone to have their voice heard, especially if your schedule will not allow you to vote on Election Day (November 8.) So take advantage of this opportunity. During the week of Early Voting, voters cast their ballots in one location: their local Registrar of Voters office.
Below is a list of Registrar of Voters locations in the area:
Lake Charles - Parish Courthouse, 1000 Ryan Street – 2nd floor Room 7
Voting hours are 8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sulphur - WEST CALCASIEU BUSINESS CENTER
500 A North Huntington St., Bldg. B,
Voting hours are 8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Moss Bluff - MOSS BLUFF BRANCH LIBRARY 261 Parish Rd., Voting hours are 8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
If you have any problems or questions regarding the voting process, don't hesitate to call the Registrar of Voters Office at (337) 721-4000.
Your vote is more important than you could ever imagine. At stake is your future, and that's a pretty big deal. So vote your conscious and vote for someone who you feel will represent this country best. Running for the office of President of the United States are Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (Democrat), and Donald Trump and Mike Pence (Republican). For other candidates, click here.
Whether you like the two main candidates or not, the fact is that one of them will be the next President of the United States. Staying home would be incredibly foolish, and could have devastating consequences. Make no mistake, a non-vote is still a vote.
By the way, America will not only be deciding the next President, but also voting on who will go to Washington to control Congress, which is currently run by Republicans. This is a HUGE deal, because Congress can help or stop a President from achieving his or her agenda. So pay close attention to the Representatives or Senators running for a seat or re-election. FYI, members of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives make up the U.S. Congress. Depending where you're voting, other items will be decided upon, such as mayor, various taxes, amendments, and more.
By the way, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon and white supremacist, David Duke, is running in Louisiana. Do you want him representing you? Below is a look at all candidates running for Congress in Louisiana: (D)-Democrat, (R)-Republican. To find out who is running in other states, click here.
[ David Vitter (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Beryl Billiot (Independent) - Businessman, USMC Veteran & '15 Gov. Candidate
Charles Boustany Jr. (R) - Congressman, Surgeon & Businessman
Foster Campbell (D) - State PSC Commissioner, Ex-State Sen., Insurance Agency Owner & '07 Gov. Candidate
Joe Cao (R) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Community Activist
Thomas Clements (Libertarian) - Businessman & '14 Candidate
Donald "Crawdaddy" Crawford (R) - Business Consultant
David Duke (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon, White Supremacist & Frequent Candidate
Derrick Edwards (D) - Attorney
Caroline Fayard (D) - Attorney, Ex-White House Aide, Ex-Congressional Aide & '10 Lt.Gov. Candidate
John Fleming (R) - Congressman, Ex-Webster Parish Coroner, Physician, Businessman & Navy Veteran
LeRoy Gillam (Libertarian) - Pentecostal Minister
Troy Hebert (Independent) - Ex-State ATC Commissioner, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State Rep.
John Kennedy (R) - State Treasurer, Ex-State Revenue Secretary, Attorney & '04/'08 Candidate
Gary Landrieu (D) - Building Contractor & Frequent Candidate
Bob Lang (Independent) - Retired Fire Chief, Vietnam War Veteran, '10 Candidate & '11 Gov. Candidate
Rob Maness (R) - Retired USAF Officer, Tea Party Activist & '14 Candidate
Kaitlin Marone (Independent) - Comedian
Charles Marsala (R) - FInancial Advisor & Ex-Atherton (CA) Mayor
Vinny Mendoza (D) - Ex-Assistant USAF Inspector General, Farmer & Frequent Candidate
Abhay Patel (R) - Business Development Executive & Ex-Investment Banker
Josh Pellerin (D) - Energy Executive
Gregory Taylor (Independent) - '15 Gov. Candidate
Arden Wells (Independent) - Disbarred Attorney, Tea Party Activist & Frequent Candidate
Peter Williams (D) - Tree Farmer & '13/'14 US Rep. Candidate
All you need to vote is your Louisiana driver's license or special picture ID card. If you don't have an ID, you can complete a sworn statement to identify yourself with your date of birth and your mother's maiden name. For more info about voting, click here.
* Deadline to Request a Mail-In Ballot from Registrar of Voters – November 4, 2016
* Deadline for Registrar of Voters to Receive Voted Mail-In Ballot – November 11, 2016