East Baton Rouge residents who want to cast ballots in this year's congressional races, local elections and a pair of tax decisions still have time to register to vote.
East Baton Rouge voters will have the opportunity on Dec. 8 to decide on two proposed taxes: one for roads and another for mental health care.
The parish registrar's office is visiting libraries this month to sign up would-be voters and give current members of the electorate a chance to update their information.
Oct. 9 is the last day to register for the Nov. 6 election, which includes races for Congress and secretary of state as well as several constitutional amendments, including a proposal to require unanimous juries in felony cases. The Dec. 8 election will feature runoffs as well as tax proposals to decide whether to fund road improvements and a mental health crisis center in Baton Rouge.
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Elections staff will be at the following sites between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on these dates:
- Monday, Sept. 24: Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
- Monday, Sept. 24: Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway.
- Tuesday, Sept. 25: Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road.
- Tuesday, Sept. 25: Fairwood Branch Library, 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.
- Tuesday, Sept. 25: Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
- Wednesday, Sept. 26: Carver Branch Library, 720 Terrace St.
- Wednesday, Sept. 26: Delmont Gardens Branch Library, 3351 Lorraine St.
- Wednesday, Sept. 26: Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
- Thursday, Sept. 27: Pride-Chaneyville Branch Library, 13600 Pride-Port Hudson Road.
- Thursday, Sept. 27: Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.
- Thursday, Sept. 27: Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road.
- Friday, Sept. 28: Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road.
- Friday, Sept. 28: Baker Branch Library, 3501 Groom Road.
Applicants should bring ID such as a driver's license, birth certificate, utility bill, payroll check, government documents with name and address "or other documentation which reasonably and sufficiently establishes your identity, age, and residency," Registrar Steve Raborn wrote in a news release.
More information is available at GeauxVote.com, where potential voters may also submit applications.
Potential voters can apply in-person during business hours at the registrar's headquarters at Baton Rouge City Hall, at the Baker Motor Vehicle Building on Main Street or an office at 11010 Coursey Blvd.