Information for Open Primary Election Oct. 14

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The following is important information for the Oct. 14, 2017 Open Primary Election:

Polling places open at 7 am and close at 8 pm

State Candidate Elections:
State Treasurer

Taxing District Election:
Fire Protection District 1- 7.02 Mills for 10 years
School Taxing District 9- $18,600,000 incur debt and issue bonds not to exceed 20 years

Last day to register to vote: in person and by mail is Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 pm and Sept. 23 at 1:59 pm for online voter registration.

Early voting for all interested voters will be conducted in the Registrar of Voters Office: Saturday, Sept. 30; Monday, Oct. 2 – Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 am – 6 pm.

Absentee voting by mail is intended for voters who will be out of the parish on Election Day and the week of Early Voting or if a person is over 65, or if a person has a mobility impaired ID card (must provide a copy). Fax requests to: 318-357-2212 or mail to: Registrar of Voters, PO Box 677, Natchitoches,LA 71458.

All applications submitted in person or by mail must be received in the Registrar’s office or postmarked by Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

Last day to make a written request for an absentee ballot by mail: Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Written request form can be downloaded at under “Elections.” Click on the “Vote” link; click on “Vote by Mail,” click on “Application to Vote by Mail.”

Your written request must include: voter’s name, voter’s Natchitoches Parish address, voter’s date of birth, voter’s social security number or voter’s driver’s license number, the reason the ballot is being requested, the election date (Oct. 14, 2017), address to mail the ballot to and the voter’s signature.

Ballots must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 4:30 pm the day before the election. Military and Overseas: Ballots must be returned to the Registrar’s Office before 12 Noon on Election Day. Call 318-357-2211 for additional information.

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