Clerk of Court: Check polling location before Saturday’s election

Clerk of Court: Check polling location before Saturday’s election
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court Lynn Jones is asking all voters to confirm their polling locations before heading to the polls this Saturday.

“While the majority of our polling locations have returned to their pre-hurricane locations, we still have eight locations that were not available for this election,” Jones said. “The voters that were affected were mailed information cards, but with so many of our community displaced, we want to make sure everyone gets notified.”

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 20.

Lake Charles Mayor, Lake Charles City Council, and Vinton Council races will be on the ballot. Also on the ballot in East Calcasieu is the Ward Eight Fire Protection District No. Two Proposition (Maintenance Millage Renewal).

For information on what’s on your ballot or to check your polling location visit geauxvote.com.

Jones asks residents to wear masks, and bring their own pens if possible to sign the registry book, which will help minimize surface contact between voters.

Mail-in ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19.

The relocated precincts include:

· 302 & 307 – Will now vote at 901 Lakeshore Drive Building (formerly at Chateau du Lac)
Corner of Lakeshore Drive and Pujo St., Lake Charles.

· 309 E & W – Will now vote at Pryce-Miller Rec Ctr (formerly Foreman-Reynaud Ctr.)
216 Albert St., Lake Charles.

· 314 – Will now vote at LC Boston H.S. (formerly St. Louis High School)
1509 Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles.

· 319 N & S - Will now vote at LC Boston H.S. (formerly St. Margaret’s School)
1509 Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles.

· 703 – Will now vote at Vinton High School (formerly Shaw Park Recreation)
1603 Grace Ave., Vinton.

“Early voting this election was very low at 1,926 votes cast in person,” Jones said. “On a local level, it’s critical that voters participate because a small margin can make the difference between a run-off or an outright victory.”

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