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Absentee Ballot Requests Available in Central

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Submitted by Betsy Barnes

Absentee ballot request forms will be available in Central to make it easier for many who may not otherwise cast their vote in the October 22nd elections.

Attorney Walton J. “Ti” Barnes, II, is supporting the Republican Women of Central’s efforts to remind voters to vote early October 8-15 or by absentee ballot before the upcoming state, parish and municipal elections.

Absentee ballot request forms will be available at Barnes’s law firm at 12628 Hooper Road, Suite A, from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. weekdays.  The office faces Hooper Road in the newly completed Central Office Parc, located between Central Storage and Central Urgent Care.

Louisiana has the fourth highest percentage of registered voters nationally, but typically only 37% of voters actually go to the polls.

October 22 will be a busy day for LSU fans who will be watching the LSU vs. Auburn game at Tiger Stadium, for those who have to work or those unable to go to the voting precincts. Voting by absentee ballot is quick, convenient and requires little effort.

Many registered voters, especially senior adults, may find it difficult to vote because of limited mobility, illness or lack of transportation. Churches are encouraged to pick up the request forms for senior adults and others in their congregation who may not be able to go vote. Copies of the request forms can be made and shared.

Completed request forms can be faxed or mailed to Elaine Lamb, Registrar of voters. The full ballot will be mailed to the voter’s residence. Complete the ballot, mail it in and the vote is counted.  

4 Comments

  1. JimmyJ

    October 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Is there a site that we can download the form and print it out? Then fax it to Elaine?
    Thanks

  2. Pam W

    October 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    You can also go downtown(Muncipal Center Second floor), Baker(on Hwy. 19 where you get your license), Coursey Blvd.in the Muncipal Annex or Louisiana Archives Building on Essen to vote absentee

  3. Pam W

    October 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    222 St. Louis St., Room 201
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225.389.3940

    10500 Coursey Blvd., Room 203
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    225.389.7682

    2250 Main St.
    Baker, LA 70714
    225.389.5206

    Louisiana State Archives*
    3851 Essen Lane
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    225.922.1000

  4. Bud W

    October 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    222 St. Louis St., Room 201
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    225.389.3940

    10500 Coursey Blvd., Room 203
    Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    225.389.7682

    2250 Main St.
    Baker, LA 70714
    225.389.5206

    Louisiana State Archives*
    3851 Essen Lane
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    225.922.1000

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