A lawsuit alleging that voters in wheelchairs faced too many obstacles at their precincts has resulted in the relocation of more than two dozen polling places in Jefferson Parish beginning with the Oct. 24 primary.

The precinct changes affect parish voters on both sides of the Mississippi River.

Kenner resident Denise Drake, who suffers from a debilitating neurological disease, filed the suit that resulted in the precinct changes. The new polling sites fully comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, officials said.

More information on the new Jefferson Parish polling sites is available at jeffparish.net/index.aspx?page=3849.

The changes are:


Ecole Classique School moved to Alice Birney Elementary School, 4829 Hastings St.

St. Augustine Episcopal Church moved to Phoebe Hearst Elementary School, 5208 Wabash St.

A home on Oriole Street moved to Mike Miley Playground, 6716 W. Metairie Ave.

The LifeGate and a home on Manson Avenue moved to the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave.

A home on 47th Street moved to the Metairie Senior Center, 265 N. Causeway Blvd.

Williams Playlot on Mistletoe Street moved to the Dorothy B. Watson Center, 1300 Myrtle St.

A home on Utopia Drive moved to the Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.

A home on Purdue Drive moved to Girard Playground Gym, 5300 Irving St.

Fire Station No. 17 on Kawanee Avenue moved to Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School, 2801 Bruin Drive.


Woodlake Estates Tennis & Swim Club moved to Chateau Estates Elementary School, 4121 Medoc Drive.

Christ King Lutheran Church moved to Woodward Gym, 2001 34th St.

West Bank

George Edmond Activity Center moved to Lucille Cherbonnier Elementary School, 700 Dandelion Drive, Waggaman.

Avondale Volunteer Fire Department moved to the Avondale Volunteer Fire Company Station, 500 S. Jamie Blvd.

Nine Mile Point Volunteer Fire Substation moved to Joshua Butler Elementary School, 300 Fourth St., Westwego.

Marrero-Ragusa Volunteer Fire Company moved to Vic A. Pitre Elementary School, 1525 Spruce St., Westwego.

Oak Forest Community Association building moved to Truman Junior High School, 5417 Ehret Road, Marrero.

Harvey Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 moved to Woodland West Elementary School, 2143 Mars St., Harvey.

Christ the King School and Terrytown Volunteer Fire Company moved to Livaudais Middle School, 925 Lamar Ave.

The polling site at Timberlane Country Club has been split among three sites: Gretna Park Elementary School, 1130 Gretna Blvd.; the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey; and Paul J. Solis Elementary School, 2850 Mount Laurel Drive in unincorporated Gretna. Which site voters will go to depends on where they live.

Gould Volunteer Fire Station No. 2 moved to the General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St., Gretna.

Lafitte-Barataria-Crown Point Volunteer Fire Company moved to Jean Lafitte Town Hall, 2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd.

Grand Isle Community Center moved to the multiplex at 3101 La. 1.