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You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day. Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at deated locations in the their parish from 14 to seven days prior to any scheduled election.
When one or more state holidays fall within an early voting period, the first day for early voting will begin 15 days prior to the election. Refer to the schedule below for early voting time periods for upcoming elections and refer to the schedule of elections for future time periods. For a detailed list of early voting locations in your parish, to the voter portal.
For a complete list of early voting locations for the entire state, please refer to early voting locations.
The registrars of voters will open their offices from a. When you go to cast your vote early, you will be asked to identify yourself with either a photo ID or ature on a voter affidavit. You may wish to contact your local Registrar of Voters Office for specific locations, dates and times. See La. Early voting is Sept.
Early voting is Oct. March 26, Open Municipal Primary Election. Early voting is March excluding Sunday, March 13 from a. April 30, Open Municipal General Election.
Early voting is April excluding Sunday, April 17 from a. A visibly disabled voter and the person assisting him or her in voting shall go to the front of the line when voting early at the Registrar of Voters Office or at deated locations for early voting.
A voter is entitled to receive assistance while voting if he or she is unable to read or unable to vote without assistance because of a physical disability, including being visually impaired. A voter may choose to use the audio ballot instead of receiving assistance.
A voter must either file a statement with the registrar in person or by mail if they need assistance in voting or provide certain documentation to the registrar or commissioner. Requirements of a Person Assisting a Voter.
A voter who is entitled to assistance in voting may receive the assistance of any person of his or her choice including the registrar, a deputy registrar or an early voting commissioner, except those prohibited. Before a voter receives assistance during early voting, the registrar, deputy registrar or early voting commissioner must print the voter's name and the assistant's name including a registrar, a deputy registrar or an early voting commissioner providing assistance behind the tab for assistance to voters in the back of the precinct register and check the box if the voter is not marked on the statewide voter registration system as eligible for assistance in voting.
Then the assistant including a registrar, a deputy registrar or an early voting commissioner providing assistance must his name next to his printed name before being allowed to assist the voter.
In the event that a paper ballot must be used during early voting, the person assisting the voter to vote a paper ballot must explain to the voter that a ature or mark made by the voter constitutes certification that all statements in the certificate are true and correct and that any person who knowingly provides false or incorrect statements is subject to a fine or imprisonment, or both. The person assisting the voter to vote a paper ballot must the acknowledgment on the paper ballot envelope flap, verifying that the person providing the assistance has marked the ballot in the manner dictated by the voter.
If a voter is ased to a polling place that is not accessible, the voter may cast his or her vote at the nearest polling place with the same ballot, or at the Registrar of Voters Office.
Early voting is held 14 to seven days prior to any scheduled election at each Registrar of Voters Office or at deated locations in the parish. On this small and easy to operate touchscreen system, the voter will scroll through their entire ballot to vote.
The election are easily printed and stored on a cartridge that is delivered to the Parish Board of Election Supervisors for tabulation on Election Day. The ICX unit was deed as a voting solution for all and offers several options for voters with accessibility needs to vote in a private and independent manner.
The ICX offers the following user interfaces:.
In addition to the touchscreen functionality, the ICX is compatible with a range of accessibility tools that voters can use to navigate through the ballot and make their selections. The system is compatible with accessibility devices such as the Audio Tactile Interface ATI handheld controller, a four-way joystick, a sip and puff device or a paddle device. The ATI has raised keys that are identifiable tactilely without activation e.
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Early Voting You do not need a reason to vote early! Assistance to Voters A visibly disabled voter and the person assisting him or her in voting shall go to the front of the line when voting early at the Registrar of Voters Office or at deated locations for early voting.
A voter may receive assistance by completing a voter registration application with a change requesting assistance in voting, by providing a physician's certificate certifying to the disability, a copy of a current mobility impaired ID card issued by the Office of Motor Vehicles or a copy of current documentation showing eligibility for disability benefits from either Social Security, Veterans, Paratransit Services, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities or benefits from Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.
Persons prohibited from assisting voters are as follows: candidate in the election cannot assist a voter; employer or employer's agent cannot assist an employee; union agent cannot assist a union member; and staff for a state residential facility cannot assist residents of their facility in voting.
Requirements of a Person Assisting a Voter A voter who is entitled to assistance in voting may receive the assistance of any person of his or her choice including the registrar, a deputy registrar or an early voting commissioner, except those prohibited. The ICX offers the following user interfaces: Visual mode: The voter navigates their ballot using one of the available accessibility tools and the visual display.
Audio mode: The visual display can be disabled, and the voter uses headphones to navigate an audio ballot using one of the available accessibility tools. Visual and audio mode: The voter navigates their ballot using one of the available accessibility tools, the visual display and the audio ballot.