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Voter registration drive coming to Acadiana

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 14:52:58-04

A voter registration tour aimed at formerly incarcerated people who are now eligible to vote will be coming through Acadiana this week.

The drive, conducted by Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) and Black Voters Matter, kicks off today in Baton Rouge. The drive targets people who are now eligible to vote because of Ac 636, which allows people who are
off probation or parole; have been on parole for at least five years; or are on probation and haven’t received a new conviction.

The voter registration bus will make the following stops:
-June 30, 3-6pm, 1233 Government St., Baton Rouge (RSVP here: bit.ly/bvmtourbr)
-July 1, 10am-1pm, 200 W. Willow St., Lafayette (RSVP here: bit.ly/bvmtourlaf)
-July 1, 1:30pm-4pm, Opelousas, 108 N Main St. (RSVP here: bit.ly/bvmtourop)
-July 1, 5:30-7pm, Alexandria, location TBD (RSVP here: bit.ly/bvmtouralex)
-July 2, 11-2pm, 2525 Youree Dr., Shreveport (RSVP here: bit.ly/bvmtourshreve)
-July 2, 4-5:30pm, Monroe, location TBD (RSVP here: bit.ly/bvmtourmon)
-July 3, 10am, starts at 1300 Perdido St., then will travel to various sites throughout New
Orleans during the day, finishing at the ACE Hotel at 4pm (RSVP here: bit.ly/bvmtourno)

For more information, follow the VOTE New Orleans Facebook page here.