Deadline to register to vote is Monday

Published 11:45 pm Friday, October 3, 2014

By Monique Roth

LAPLACE — Monday is the deadline for citizens to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election.

The deadline applies to people who have never registered to vote and to voters who would like to make changes to their registration, including address or name changes.

“Registration in Louisiana is robust with 85 percent of eligible citizens registered to vote,” Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler said.

“I always encourage citizens to register, but I also want to stress the importance of checking your registration if you’re already registered to make sure your address is up to date and your status is active.”

Citizens can register to vote, or change registration details, online at

In addition, registration is available at each parish’s Registrar of Voters Office; as well as while obtaining services at the Office of Motor Vehicles, public assistance agencies, public schools, colleges, libraries and by mail.

A GeauxVote Mobile smartphone app is available and provides registration information, voting districts, sample ballots and polling place information.

St. John the Baptist Parish Registrar of Voters Rita E. Jarrow has two office locations.

The east bank office is located in the Percy Hebert Building, 1801 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace, and can be contacted by calling 985-652-9797.

The west bank office is located in the Edgard Courthouse, 2393 River Road in Edgard, and can be contacted by calling 985-331-4559.

The office for St. Charles Parish Registrar of Voters Brian J. Champagne is located in the St. Charles Parish Courthouse at 15045 River Road in Hahnville. The office can be reached at 985-783-5120.

St. James Parish Registrar of Voters Lisa Granier Medine has office locations in the parish’s courthouses on each side of the river.

The Convent Courthouse is located at 800 River Road in Convent and can be reached at 225-562-2330.

The Vacherie Courthouse Annex is located at 2631 LA 20 West and can be reached at 225-562-2403.

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 21-25 and 27-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting takes place at the Registrar of Voters’ office in each parish and at designated locations in certain parishes.

To determine designated locations in your parish, contact your Registrar of Voters’ office.

For more information, visit or contact your local Registrar of Voters Office for details.