Yesterday, workers at the Registrar of Voters Office received “a large influx” of inquiries from residents wanting to know if they are either properly registered to vote today in the presidential election, or they were unsure of which of the more than 50 precincts they should visit to do so.
As busy as Early Voting was – somewhere about 17 percent of the parish’s registered voters voted – today should be on par with a heavy turnout.
Registrar of Voters Sandra Thomas expects between 62 percent and 65 percent of the parish to vote.
“If you are unsure where to go, please take five minutes and call our office before you go” to the wrong precinct, Thomas said.
Call that office at 281.1436.
She noted that residents can just as easily go online and find their status by clicking on to the secretary of state's website: sos.la.gov.
The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Thomas also reminded that voters must present a photo identification prior to stepping into the ballot box.
In addition to selecting the next U.S. president, there are nine state constitutional amendments on the ballot (printed in today’s paper on page 5), a proposal to set term limits for members of public school boards, and several bond taxing questions for voters, depending on their ward.