ALL VOTERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Vote privately, confidentially, and independently. There must be a no campaign signs within 600 feet from the voting place entrance.
- Be free from “poll watcher” interference, such as being blocked from the polling place, being intimidated or harassed, or being given confusing instructions about voting by people who are not polling place workers.
- Take up to 3 minutes to cast your vote or 20 minutes if entitled to assistance.
- Vote by mail if you are a senior citizen, or a caretaker of someone with a disability limits your ability to vote in person, or subject to a COVID19 quarantine. Request an application to vote by mail at: geauxvote.com. Apply to vote by mail by Oct. 30th. Ballots must be returned by 4:30p.m. on Nov. 2nd
- Vote upon completing an Address Confirmation Card, if there is a challenge based on change of residence and you have moved within the parish or have moved outside of the parish within the last 3 months.
- Cast a provisional ballot. If you are denied your vote for any reason, then request a provisional ballot. To be valid, complete the affidavit on the ballot envelope. You must certify in writing on the provisional ballot envelope that you are registered to vote in the parish. After completed, return the sealed envelope to the election commissioner. Provisional ballots can be tracked online: voterportal.sos.la.gov/ProvisionalVoters
*To adhere to a campaign-free zone, do not wear any campaign shirt, hat, and button or pin when voting.
VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Access the voting place. If the voting place is not accessible, call 1-800-883-2805.
- Be assisted in the voting booth when you have a physical disability, or you are unable to read. If not marked in the register as being entitled to receive assistance, you may request assistance by completing and signing a voter assistance form OR bring proof of disability.
- Vote by mail if your disability limits your ability to vote in person. Request an application to vote by mail at: com. Apply to vote by mail by Oct. 30th. Ballots must be returned by 4:30p.m. on Nov. 2nd
VOTERS WITH A NAME CHANGE OR OTHER IDENTITY CHANGES, HAVE THE RIGHT TO:
- Privacy. A voter’s transgender status and medical history is private and not relevant to the right to vote. Additionally, a poll worker’s perception of a gender discrepancy on an ID is not a valid reason to deny a ballot.
- Vote with proof of name change: If a voter has changed their name on their ID but has not updated their voter registration, the voter should bring any proof of legal name change, in addition to their ID, to the polls to ensure a smooth in-person voting experience.
- Look different than their identification. If a poll worker insists a voter doesn’t look like the photo of their ID, voters should remind them that appearances change over time. Different clothing, makeup or hairstyle on an ID photo is not a valid reason to deny a ballot.
- Speak to a supervisor. If you are denied your right to vote, request to speak with an election protection monitor or supervisor.
TO CALL THE ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINE: English: 1-866-OUR VOTE; Spanish: 1-888-839-8682; Asian languages: 1-888-274-8683; Arabic: 1-844-418-1682; ASL (video call): 1-301-818-8683
October 16 – 27, 2020
8:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. (except Sundays and legal holidays)
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
6:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. (voters in line at 8:00p.m. will be allowed to vote).
For additional voter information, including polling locations, go to: geauxvote.com