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Get your vote counted: It’s Voter Registration & Education Week

LAPLACE — Monday through Friday is Voter Registration and Education Week.

Registrar of Voters Russell H. Jack Jr. said he is going to use the time to encourage young people to register to vote by visiting four local schools in an effort to answer all questions about the registration process.

The outreach is not centralized specifically for teenagers, as Jack said he has planned visits to the East Bank and West Bank Council on Aging locations that are open for local residents to attend, as well.

“The (school) events are open to students and getting them prepared to register to vote and the importance of voting,” Jack said. “(Local residents) can either come to the (Registrar’s) office in LaPlace or at the Council of Aging events.”

St. John Govrnment stressed there are several options available for casting votes during an election.

In addition to early voting and Election Day, seniors, individuals with mobility impairments, students and residents who will be out-of-town for the election can vote by mail.

Residents can obtain ballots by mail by calling the Registrar of Voters Office at (985) 652-9797.

Schedule of events:

• Monday – St. John Council on Aging (East Bank), 214 Regala Park Road in Reserve, at 10 a.m.

• Tuesday – St. Charles Catholic High School, 100 Dominican Drive in LaPlace, from noon to 12:35 p.m.

• Wednesday – Riverside Academy, 332 Railroad Ave. in Reserve, from 8 to 9 a.m.

• Wednesday – St. John Veteran’s Home, 4004 W. Airline Highway in Reserve, at 1 p.m.

• Thursday – West St. John High, 480 Highway 3127 in Edgard, from 10:38 to 11:10 a.m.

• Thursday – East St. John High, No. 1 Wildcat Drive in Reserve, at 1 p.m.

• Friday – St. John Council on Aging (West Bank), 3445 Highway 18 in Egard, at 10 a.m.