Waiting on a Mail Ballot?
We are receiving a lot of calls daily inquiring about mail ballots and I'm hoping this information will help clear up any confusion.
The post office mailer confused a majority of our voters. That postcard mailer was strictly for informational purposes. It does not mean that you will recieve a mail ballot. You have to apply for the program before you will receive a mail ballot.
- Louisiana will handle their mail ballots the same way we have always done, according to law. The only exception from the court ruling is the temporary covid application must be made available to voters for the November and December 2020 elections (available on our website). IF someone is currently on our mail program they will continue to receive their ballots for every election they are eligible for, for the dates requested on their application.
- We didn't receive the ballots from the State until after the 16th of September. We began processing them immediately. This takes time as well as a lot of manpower and team work. We have worked tirelessly for several days with the help of employees from the Clerk of Court and Assessors offices. Without their help we would still be stuffing ballots and probably wouldn't have finished for another week. BUT, the ballots are complete and all existing mail ballot requests have been fulfilled and are being delivered to the post office TODAY!
- If you have registered or requested a mail ballot in the last week, we will begin processing those applications and requests again today.
- If you register by mail or online, we will not contact you unless we are missing information or need clarification regarding your registration. You can always visit GeauxVote.com to verify your registration information AND see the status of your mail ballot.
- If you vote your mail ballot when you receive it and mail it back in a timely manner, we should receive your ballot back in plenty of time before the election. The deadline to return a mail ballot to our office is the 4:30 PM the day before the election (November 2). **As always, you can drop your ballot to us at one of our offices.
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Thank you! If you can think of any other questions that should be answered, please let me know.
Andi L. Matheu
Registrar of Voters