Registering to vote becoming easier

Journal Staff Report

This is Voter Registration Week around the state, and Webster Parish Registrar of Voters Angela Hall wants prospective voters to know it’s easier than ever to sign up and exercise your right as an American.

Hall has been traveling the parish this week educating persons in nursing homes, schools and libraries about all the different ways to register. A spokesperson in the Registrar’s office said Hall has been offering them the opportunity to register, while distributing pamphlets to senior citizens on different available programs.

Citizens with a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana Special ID card can register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any location by visiting Louisiana residents can also register in person at their parish Registrar of Voters Office, when they apply for or renew their driver’s license at any Office of Motor Vehicles or when obtaining services at public assistance agencies and Armed Forces recruitment offices. Citizens wishing to register by mail can download and print the application from our website at, or complete an application found at public libraries or through registration drives.

To register and vote in Louisiana individuals must:
• be a U.S. citizen;
• be at least 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles) to register and 18 years old prior to the next election to vote;
• not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony or, if under such an order not have been incarcerated pursuant to the order within the last five years and not be under an order of imprisonment related to a felony conviction for election fraud or any other election offense pursuant to La. R.S. 18:1461.2;
• not be under a judgment of full interdiction for mental incompetence or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights;
• be a resident in the state and parish in which you seek to register and vote;
• apply at least 20 days prior to an election if registering online or 30 days prior to an election if registering in person or by mail.

Deadline to register to vote in person or by mail for the Oct. 9, 2021 election is Wednesday, Sept. 8. The deadline to register to vote online is Saturday, Sept. 18. For more information about elections and voting, contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 800-883-2805 or or call your Registrar at 318-377-9272.

The Registrar of Voters’ office is on the first floor of the Webster Parish Courthouse. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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