Reminder to register to vote

As Louisiana Tech and Grambling State students return to campus and Hurricane Ida evacuees remain throughout the parish and the state, Lincoln Parish will still hold its Oct. 9 election. 

The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Sept. 8, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website. 

For voters who were displaced by the hurricane, if they want to remain registered to vote at their pre-hurricane address, they may remain registered there if they have not changed your registration address or filed a homestead exemption on a different residence. If they want to vote in the parish they are displaced in, they must provide a mailing address to the Registrar of Voters to remain an active voter. 

For Tech and Grambling State students or for new residents who want to vote in the Oct. 9 Lincoln Parish election, they, as well must contact the Registrar of Voters, or they can make the changes online by clicking HERE 

Once they are registered in Lincoln Parish, they remain registered as an active voter. If they move and the residence address is not able to be verified through the U.S. Postal Service or they do not return the address confirmation card issued during the annual canvass to all voters who have moved or whose address cannot be verified, they will be placed on inactive status. They can activate their status by verifying their residence address online with a change of address or in person either on Election Day before voting or at the Registrar of Voters Office by completing an address confirmation card.  

The items on the ballot in Lincoln Parish for Oct. 9 are as follows: 

CA NO. 1 (ACT 131, 2021 – HB 199) — Authorizes streamlined electronic filing, remittance, and collection of sales and use tax 
Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to provide for the streamlined electronic filing, electronic remittance, and the collection of sales and use taxes levied within the state by the State and Local Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission and to provide for the funding, duties, and responsibilities of the commission?  

CA NO. 2 (ACT 134, 2021 – SB 159) — Lowers maximum allowed rate of income tax and allows providing a deduction for federal income taxes 
Do you support an amendment to lower the maximum allowable rate of individual income tax and to authorize the legislature to provide by law for a deduction for federal income taxes paid?  

CA NO. 3 (ACT 132, 2021 – SB 87) — Allows certain levee districts to levy an annual tax for certain purposes 
Do you support an amendment to allow levee districts created after Jan. 1, 2006, and before Oct. 9, 2021, whose electors approve the amendment to levy an annual tax not to exceed five mills for the purpose of constructing and maintaining levees, levee drainage, flood protection and hurricane flood protection?  

CA NO. 4 (ACT 157, 2021 – HB 487) — Increases amount of allowed reduction to certain dedicated funds when a budget deficit is projected 
Do you support an amendment to increase the amount of allowable deficit reductions to statutory dedications and constitutionally protected funds from 5% to 10%? 

Parishwide Proposition — 4.49 Mills Cont. – PJ – 10 Yrs. 
Shall Lincoln Parish be authorized to levy and collect a special tax of 4.49 mills on all property subject to taxation in Lincoln Parish (an estimated $2,158,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for 10 years, between 2021 and 2030, for the purpose of providing funds for equipment, supplies, maintenance, operation, construction and support of a public library and its branch or branches in the parish? 

The Registrar of Voters is located at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse, 100 W. Texas Ave., Room 10, Ruston. The phone number is 318-251-5110, and the email address is lincolnrov@sos.la.gov. 

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