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Aug 23, 2013 2:59 PM

Secretary of State to host annual voter registration week

Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the state's registrars of voters are conducting Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week from Monday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 30. Secretary Schedler is encouraging all Louisiana residents 17 years old or older who are not registered to vote to take advantage of this opportunity.

Registrars of voters throughout the state will host events during the week to register citizens to vote. In addition, registrars and their staff members will educate residents about the elections process in general including information on this fall's elections. The deadline to register to vote for the Oct. 19 open primary election is Wednesday, Sept. 18.

In addition to the week's activities, citizens can always register to vote online at www.GeauxVote.com; at your parish's Registrar of Voters Office; while obtaining services at the Office of Motor Vehicles, public assistance agencies, public schools, colleges and libraries; or by mail.

Citizens may visit www.sos.la.gov to view contact information for each parish's registrar of voters as well as a list of scheduled statewide events. For more information about the Secretary of State's Elections Division, visit www.GeauxVote.com or call 225.922.0900.

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