The Spring Municipal Elections are just around that corner! Next weekend primary elections will take place. The Spring Municipal Primary is a local election and will be held in order to select councilmembers to the general election ballot. In addition to the Spring Municipal Primary election, there is a special election for Orleans parish judges.
Louisiana requires you be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. This means that voter registration for this primary election has passed. However, if you are still an unregistered voter its not too late to register for the Spring Municipal General elections. You can do this by mail until March 29th or online until April 8th
To be eligible to vote in Louisiana you must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- A resident of Louisiana
- At least 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters office or Louisiana DMV) and 18 years old prior to the next election to vote
- Not currently under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony
- Not currently under a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence
The Primary election will be next Saturday March 25th, 2017. If you would like to vote early in this, or any other election, you do not need a reason. The early voting period is March 11- March 18 (except Sunday and holidays). Early voting will take place at the Registrar of Voters Office in each parish at designated locations.
For the day of the election you can find your local polling place online by utilizing state resources. Polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday the 25th. Information is easily available on local candidates and ballot measures on Vote411.org.
A sample ballot is also available for your viewing through Geaux Vote.
So, grab your family, grab your friends and go out and vote on Saturday March 25th. For other helpful information regarding the Spring Primary Municipal Elections please visit Vote411.org.