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April 8, 2014

LOUISIANA OUTPACES NATION IN ELECTION PERFORMANCE

BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana does a better job administering elections than most other states across the nation according to The Pew Charitable Trusts’ latest Election Performance Index. Between the 2008 Presidential Election and the 2012, Louisiana’s election performance improved by 6 percentage points compared to the nations’ overall improvement of just 4.4 percentage points.

“This kind of recognition is vitally important to Louisiana because it confirms what we know to be true, our state is leading the way when it comes to the integrity of our election process,” said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. “In this report, Pew specifically mentions the innovations Louisiana has fostered including our nationally recognized mobile phone app and website, GeauxVote, and the positive impacts both have made in getting information to voters on Election Day. I am very proud of our ranking and our success.” =

The Pew Election Performance Index measures election administration using indicators including data completeness, availability of voting information tools online, voter turnout, rejection of military and overseas ballots, and accuracy of voting technology. It allows for comparisons to be made among all 50 states surrounding how elections are conducted.

Overall, 40 states and the District of Columbia improved their scores between 2008 and 2012, while 21 states, including Louisiana, saw growth at a pace greater than the national average. Ten states saw declines in their overall performance. Overall, Louisiana ranked 18th in the nation.

“We know common-sense solutions to improve elections exist. States are pioneering innovations that make a real difference in the efficiency and accuracy of their elections operations while also saving money,” said David Becker, director of Pew’s election initiatives project. “The Election Performance Index allows policy makers to pinpoint what’s working while also identifying areas where improvement is needed.

Louisiana was commended by Pew for several of its elections initiatives including online voter registration which was added in 2010 as well as the state’s use of technology to aid voters. Notably, Pew recognized Louisiana’s GeauxVote website and mobile phone app as excellent examples of tools voters can use to access registration and other election information. The state was also one of only six states to submit 100% of the data tracked in the index to the Election Assistance Commission in both presidential years.

Areas noted for improvement in Louisiana included the rate of mail ballots unreturned. However Secretary Schedler noted a discrepancy in the data that may have led to an incorrect conclusion about the state’s performance. In 2008 Louisiana’s policies mandated that multiple ballots be sent to voters requesting to vote by mail. Each piece of paper was counted by the Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) in calculating Louisiana’s return rate. In 2012, Louisiana only sent one assembled ballot to the same voters in an effort to streamline the process and in turn, significantly impacted the data submitted to the EAC.

“At the end of the day, we believe we did the right thing in Louisiana by consolidating our ballots and sending voters less paper,” said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. “But on this survey, it seems like it may have counted against us. I agree with Pew’s assessment that there are many legitimate reasons for changes in return rates, and we have appropriately investigated this instance and come to a reasonable conclusion that our actions in fact assisted voters.”

A full copy of the Pew report on Election Performance as well as interactive tools can be found at www.pewstates.com.

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  • May 3
    Municipal General
  • Nov. 4
    Open Primary/Congressional
  • Dec. 6
    Open General/Congressional
The annual Voter Registration Week will be observed statewide from May 12-16, 2014. Below is a comprehensive listing of scheduled activities. The list will be revised as information is received from each parish registrar of voters. For more information, contact your parish registrar of voters.

Assumption Parish

  • Wednesday, April 9 from 10:35-11:05 a.m. and 12:15-12:45 p.m.
    AHS School, 4880 Highway 1
Bienville Parish

  • Monday, May 12 from 9-9:30 a.m.
    Castor Branch Library
  • Monday, May 12 from 10:15-10:45 a.m.
    Saline Branch Library
  • Wednesday, May 14 from 9:15-10:15 a.m.
    Ringgold Branch Library
  • Thursday, May 15 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    VF Factory Outlet Mall
Iberville Parish

  • Monday, May 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Iberville Parish Registrar of Voters Office
  • Tuesday, May 13 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Iberville Parish Registrar of Voters Office
  • Wednesday, May 14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Iberville Parish Registrar of Voters Office
  • Thursday, May 15 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Iberville Parish Registrar of Voters Office
  • Friday, May 16 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Iberville Parish Registrar of Voters Office
Terrebonne Parish

  • Monday, May 12 from 9-10:30 a.m.
    The Oaks of Houma, 400 Monarch Drive, Houma
  • Monday, May 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    The Homestead Assisted Living Center, 1132 Cottage Drive, Houma
  • Tuesday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Blue Cliff College, 803 Barrow St., Houma
  • Wednesday, May 14 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Chateau-Terrebonne, 1386 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma
  • Thursday, May 15 from 10-11 a.m.
    Heritage Manor of Houma, 17012 Polk St., Houma
  • Friday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Registrar of Voters Office, 8026 Main St., Suite 101, Houma

April 3, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: ELECTIONS THIS SATURDAY IN 34 PARISHES

BATON ROUGE, La.—Members of the media are reminded that municipal primary elections will be held this Saturday, April 5th in 34 parishes across the state. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Below are several reminders to assist in your coverage of Election Day activities and results:

  • Remind voters to download our GeauxVote Mobile smartphone app to sign up for Election Day text notifications, find polling locations, review sample ballots and monitor election results in real-time.
  • Sample ballots are also available via our website at www.sos.la.gov.
  • Real-time election results will be posted to our website in several formats. (Graphical, Text and Mobile) Graphical results will not display for Apple users.
  • Allow three to five minutes between refreshing the results site for optimal functionality. (Remember, the results must be transported from the polling locations to the Clerk of Court’s office and downloaded before populating our website.)

The following 34 parishes will be holding elections on Saturday: Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, Richland, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll and Winn.

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March 20, 2014

UPDATED: EARLY VOTING BEGINS SATURDAY FOR APRIL 5th ELECTION

***CORRECTION: THERE ARE ELECTIONS IN ONLY 34 OF 64 PARISHES ON APRIL 5TH. A FULL LIST IS UPDATED BELOW.***

BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds all registered voters eligible to vote in the April 5th spring municipal election to consider voting early starting this Saturday. Early voting begins Saturday, March 22nd and continues through Saturday, March 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, March 23rd.

Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters’ Office or at other designated locations including the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge. For a complete listing of early voting locations, visit www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Pages/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx. Voters can also utilize the Secretary of State’s smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, as well as GeauxVote.com to find out where to vote, what’s on their ballot and their voting districts.

As a reminder, on Saturday, April 5th, elections will be held in 34 of the state’s 64 parishes: Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, Richland, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll and Winn.

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March 14, 2014

NOLA GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION THIS SATURDAY: POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M.

BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds Orleans Parish voters that the General Municipal election will be held in New Orleans this Saturday, March 15, 2014. POLLS OPEN AT 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

“There are very important local issues on the ballot for this election,” said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. “I encourage voters to get to the polls, cast their ballot and make their voice heard in their communities. It is vital that we all exercise our right to vote each and every time we can.”

In addition to election day information which can be easily accessed via the Web, election night results can also be found on the Secretary of State’s website, posted in real-time, at www.sos.la.gov. Additionally, the GeauxVote Mobile app also provides individualized polling locations, sample ballots as well as election results.

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March 6, 2014

SCHEDLER IN LINE TO LEAD NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is quickly ascending in the ranks of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). During its annual Winter Conference, NASS President Tre Hargett of Tennessee appointed Schedler to serve as Treasurer, placing him in line to assume the presidency of the organization in 2015-16. Schedler has been serving as the Secretary of NASS since 2013.

“Tom has established great working relationships with members from across the country and is viewed as a mentor and valued resource for guidance and information,” said NASS President Tre Hargett. “Many of the innovative initiatives being implemented in Louisiana including the award-winning GeauxVote Mobile app, online voter registration and emergency preparedness as it relates to elections are of great interest to other Secretaries of State and their staffs. One of Tom’s best assets is his willingness to share those ideas and information for the betterment of all.”

“I am certainly humbled to be recognized by my colleagues with this leadership role,” said Secretary Schedler. “It is a testament to Louisiana’s robust election laws as well as our focus on serving the business community through our Commercial Division. I look forward to this experience as a way to enhance our state’s efforts through sharing best practices and building relationships across the country.”

The national officers serving on the NASS Executive Board through July, 2014 include:
President: Hon. Tre Hargett, Tennessee
President-elect: Hon. Kate Brown, Oregon
Immediate Past President: Hon. Ross Miller, Nevada
Treasurer: Hon. Tom Schedler, Louisiana
Secretary: Hon. Jason Gant, South Dakota
Eastern Region Vice-President: Hon. Jim Condos, Vermont
Southern Region Vice-President: Hon. Natalie Tennant, West Virginia
Midwestern Region Vice-President: Hon. Connie Lawson, Indiana
Western Region Vice-President: Hon. Kim Wyman, Washington
Member-at-Large (ACR Section): Hon. Matt Dunlap, Maine
Member-at-Large (NPA Section): Hon. Mark Martin, Arkansas

Also highlighted during the winter conference was a report on State Laws & Practices for the Emergency Management of Elections presented by a task force of secretaries of state and elections officials from 24 states including Louisiana. Secretary Schedler co-chaired the task force sharing our state’s expertise in dealing with elections post-Katrina. Schedler was quoted in a Politico article focusing on the report saying in most cases, states can adapt many of their existing elections systems in case of emergency.

“One of the most surprising findings of the task force may be the degree to which states told us they can use their existing absentee, mail and early voting processes to facilitate voting when unforeseen emergencies arise,” Schedler said in the article. “We hope that election officials can learn from each other and use the report to help with their proactive emergency and contingency planning efforts.”

NASS is the oldest, nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the U.S. Members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services and digital archiving, international relations and state securities regulation, as well as several well-established awards programs.

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March 3, 2014

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE WEDNESDAY FOR APRIL 5th ELECTION

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the April 5th municipal primary election is fast approaching. Wednesday, March 5th is the last day to register for citizens who have never registered to vote as well as voters who would like to make changes to their registration.

“Louisiana’s registration statistics are quite strong with approximately 84 percent of eligible citizens registered,” said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. “However, you can’t vote if you’re not registered so it’s important for everyone to check their status right now and take care of any updates that need to be made. By all means, if you’re not registered, get registered.”

Individuals can register to vote online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.GeauxVote.com. In addition, voter registration opportunities are available at the parish’s Registrar of Voters Office, while obtaining services at the Office of Motor Vehicles, public assistance agencies, public schools, colleges and libraries and by mail. Louisianians can also utilize the Secretary of State’s smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to check the status of their registration, review sample ballots and find polling place information.

The April 5th election will be held in the following 42 parishes: Acadia, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Calcasieu, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Richland, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll and Winn.

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Feb. 27, 2014

EARLY VOTING BEGINS SATURDAY FOR MARCH 15th ORLEANS ELECTION

BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds all registered voters eligible to vote in the March 15th Orleans Parish Municipal General election to consider voting early. Early voting begins this Saturday, March 1st and continues through Saturday, March 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, March 2nd and Tuesday, March 4th.

Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at:

  • Registrar of Voters Office
    1300 Perdido St., Room 1W23
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Registrar of Voters Office (Algiers)
    225 Morgan St., Room 105
    New Orleans, LA 70114
  • Voting Machine Warehouse
    8870 Chef Menteur Highway
    New Orleans, LA 70127
  • Regional Transportation Management Center (Saturday only)
    10 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
    New Orleans, LA 70124

Please note that early voting at the Regional Transportation Management Center is on SATURDAYS ONLY.

Voters can also utilize our smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, as well as GeauxVote.com to find out where to vote, what’s on their ballot and their voting districts.

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Visit our Candidate Database to view qualified candidates for the April 5 election.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is notifying all business owners to be cautious when receiving correspondence concerning annual reports. Below is the official Annual Report Renewal Notice from the Louisiana Department of State Commercial Division. Also below is an annual minutes form from Corporate Records Service. Corporate Records Service is not affiliated or associated with Louisiana state government in any way. It is a private company, and Louisiana corporations are not required to report to or have any dealing with this company at all. Any reports sent to Corporate Records Service will not fulfill the annual report that is due to the Department of State under Louisiana law.

As a reminder, our office offers an email notification system aimed at protecting Louisiana business owners from fraud and identity theft. Anyone can subscribe to the system which generates messages regarding changes to commercial entities, non-governmental correspondence, office closures and most importantly, warnings involving possible fraudulent activity.

For more information, contact a Commercial Division staff member at 225.925.4704 or commercial@sos.la.gov.

Annual Report Renewal Notice from Department of State
Annual Records Solicitation Form from Corporate Records Service
February 12, 2014

QUALIFYING FOR SPRING ELECTIONS DELAYED IN SEVERAL PARISHES

Due to the closure of courthouses as a result of winter weather conditions, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler announces that qualifying for the Spring Municipal Elections, which began today, HAS BEEN SUSPENDED for select Louisiana parishes and will be extended an additional day.

The following 7 parishes HAVE SUSPENDED QUALIFYING on Wednesday, February 12th: Bienville, DeSoto, LaSalle, Ouachita, Richland, Union and West Carroll.

Qualifying will be extended in these parishes on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to make up for the suspension. (NOTE: MONDAY IS A FEDERAL HOLIDAY –Presidents’ Day-AND CLERKS OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED, SO NO QUALIFYING)

All other qualifying will be held as normal beginning today, Wednesday, February 12 and ending Friday, February 14th in unaffected areas of the state.  ALL CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL MUNICIPAL RACES QUALIFY WITH THEIR LOCAL CLERK OF COURT. Once qualified, candidates will appear on the Secretary of State’s website under “Elections & Voting”, “Get Election Information”, “Search for Candidates,” or by clicking on the link below.  Spring Municipal Primary Elections will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 and Spring Municipal General Elections will be held on Saturday May 3, 2014. For more information on qualifying, visit the Secretary of State’s website at:

http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/GetElectionInformation/SearchForCandidates/Pages/default.aspx

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February 10, 2014

QUALIFYING BEGINS WEDNESDAY FOR SPRING ELECTIONS

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds everyone that qualifying begins for the Spring Municipal Elections on Wednesday, February 12th and runs through Friday, February 14th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. ALL CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL MUNICIPAL RACES WILL QUALIFY WITH THEIR LOCAL CLERK OF COURT. Once qualified, candidates will appear on the Secretary of State’s website under “Elections & Voting”, “Get Election Information”, “Search for Candidates,” or by clicking on the link below.

http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/GetElectionInformation/SearchForCandidates/Pages/default.aspx

The following 34 parishes will be qualifying candidates beginning Wednesday: Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Calcasieu, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jefferson, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Richland, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll and Winn. A complete listing of races in each parish is attached.

Spring Municipal Primary Elections will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 and Spring Municipal General Elections will be held on Saturday May 3, 2014. For more information on qualifying, visit the Secretary of State’s website at: www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/BecomeACandidate/QualifyForAnElection.

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Election related W2s and 1099s were mailed on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. In accordance with IRS rules, only those who have earned $600 or more will receive a W2 or 1099.
January 31, 2014

NOLA MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTION THIS SATURDAY: POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M.

BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Tom Schedler reminds Orleans Parish voters that Municipal Primary Elections will be held in New Orleans this Saturday, February 1,2014.  POLLS OPEN AT 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

“This is an important election for the City of New Orleans and we anticipate a lot of election activity,” said Secretary of State Tom Schedler. “I encourage voters to educate themselves before they go to the polls by looking to see what’s on the ballot and double-checking their precinct location.  All of that information can be found using our innovative smart phone app, or by going to our website.  It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s right there in the palm of your hand.”

In addition to Election Day information which can be easily accessed via the web, Election Night results can also be found on the Secretary of State’s website, posted in real-time, at www.sos.la.gov.  Additionally, the GeauxVote Mobile app also provides election results as well.

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January 30, 2014

Secretary of State's Office OPEN in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. - Secretary of State Tom Schedler announced late this morning that essential portions of his office will open at 11:00 a.m. to serve business owners and elections officials.  Schedler says a limited number of staff members have volunteered to come to work, despite state office closures, to man his Commercial and Elections Divisions.

Walk-in service for business filings will be available in the Commercial Division until 4:30 and the Elections Division is actively preparing for the Saturday Municipal Elections in Orleans Parish.

“With the weather quickly improving I felt that if businesses across the area could open, then we could open to serve them,” said Schedler.  “Additionally, our elections staff have been working diligently to make sure all is ready for the big election in New Orleans on Saturday.  We couldn’t let the weather get in the way of doing business any longer."

State offices in East Baton Rouge and many other parishes statewide have been closed since Tuesday due to icy conditions.  For additional information or interview requests, call 225-362-5086.

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January 9, 2014

Secretary of State Tom Schedler, New Orleans City Council Vice President Stacy Head and Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Sandra Wilson Announce New Early Voting Location in Lakeview

NEW ORLEANS, La.—In advance of the February 1st Orleans Parish Municipal Election early voting period, Secretary of State Tom Schedler, New Orleans City Council Vice President Stacy Head and Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Sandra Wilson announced this morning a new early voting location at the Regional Transportation Management Center, 10 Veterans Boulevard.

Council Vice President Head worked with Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler and New Orleans Registrar of Voters Sandra Wilson to establish the new early voting location which will be open on Saturdays only during the early voting period that begins on January 18 and ends on January 25. Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will continue to be held at City Hall, the Algiers Courthouse, and the Voting Machine Warehouse in New Orleans East.

Recognizing the need for an additional early voting location in a convenient and easy to access location on the western side of the City, Councilmember-at-Large Stacy Head worked with Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Sandra Wilson to quickly establish an early voting location that will better serve the Lakefront, Mid-City, Gentilly, and Uptown neighborhoods.

“Voter participation during the early voting period has increased across the state during the last several elections, and New Orleans is no exception,” said Secretary Schedler. “During the 2008 Presidential Election, 10% of registered voters cast a ballot early, but by 2012 that number had doubled to close to 20%. In fact, we’ve seen numbers as high as 38% turnout for early voting in Orleans Parish which supports the push to open this temporary new site. I’m so proud of the collaborative efforts of city and elections officials that resulted in improved services for the voters of New Orleans.”

“Secretary Schedler, Dr. Wilson and I share the collective goal of making early voting as easy and convenient as possible for all New Orleanians,” said Councilmember Head. “The availability of early voting increases participation in the democratic process, relieves congestion at polling stations on election day and allows those who may not be able to vote on set election days due to work, medical procedures, adherence to religious commitments and other obligations to cast their vote at their convenience. I’m thrilled that we are able to offer this additional location for early voting and as always, I encourage all New Orleanians to vote early.”

“As Registrar of Voters, I am extremely pleased to have been a participant in this cooperative effort that creates more opportunities for electors to exercise their right to vote at their convenience and at a location of their choosing,” said Dr. Sandra Wilson. “I truly appreciate the efforts of Secretary Schedler and Councilmember Head in expanding what I like to call ‘convenience voting’.”

“I appreciate Councilmember Head’s leadership in establishing this convenient early voting location in District “A” and enjoyed working with her to pass this through the budget process,” said New Orleans City Councilmember Susan Guidry. “Countless voters throughout the city will benefit from this new service.”

For more information on early voting, visit www.GeauxVote.com.

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January 7, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Announcement of New Early Voting Location for Orleans Parish

Secretary of State Tom Schedler, New Orleans City Council Vice President Stacy Head and Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Sandra Wilson will host a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 to announce a new early voting location at the Regional Transportation Management Center, 10 Veterans Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. Council Vice President Head worked with Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler and New Orleans Registrar of Voters Sandra Wilson to establish the new early voting location in an effort to meet the needs of voters in the western portion of parish for the upcoming municipal primary/general election.

WHO: Secretary of State Tom Schedler New Orleans City Council Vice President Stacy Head Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Sandra L. Wilson

WHAT: Announcement of new early voting location

WHERE: Regional Transportation Management Center 10 Veterans Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70124 (off I-10/I-610 split, between West End and Pontchartrain Boulevards)

WHEN: Thursday, January 9, 2014 9:30 a.m.

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Below is a listing of museums and the dates of closure for New Year's.

Delta Music Museum
Monday, Dec. 30

Old Arsenal Museum
Thursday, Jan. 2
Below is a listing of each museum and the dates of closure for the Christmas holidays in addition to Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25.

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26

Delta Music Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27

Eddie G. Robinson Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26
*Open Friday, Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 28

Louisiana Military Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27

Louisiana State Cotton Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 28

Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum
Monday, Dec. 9 through Wednesday, Jan. 1

Mansfield Female College Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27

Old Arsenal Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26

Shreveport Water Works Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26

Spring Street Historical Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27

Tioga Heritage Park and Museum
Thursday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 28
Below is a listing of each museum and the dates of closure for Thanksgiving.

Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29

Delta Music Museum
Tuesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 29

Eddie G. Robinson Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 1 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 29

Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29

Louisiana Military Museum
Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29

Louisiana State Cotton Museum
Thursday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 30

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29

Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29

Mansfield Female College Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29

Old Arsenal Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 30

Shreveport Water Works Museum
Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29

Spring Street Historical Museum
Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29

Tioga Heritage Park and Museum
Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29
Advisory: Electoral College to meet at State Capitol
Last day of early voting this Saturday
Early voting begins Nov. 24, runs through Dec. 1
Voter registration deadline today for Dec. 8 election
Deadline for military/overseas ballots extended
Media Advisory: Secretary of State Tom Schedler to address Press Club
Exhibit to accompany Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Media Advisory: Secretary of State to test election results
Louisiana student "Mock Election" results to be announced Thursday, Nov. 1
Last day of early voting today
Student voting begins for Louisiana's 2012 Presidential Mock Election
Early voting begins Oct. 23, runs through Oct. 30
Media Briefing: Election night results
Voter registration deadline tomorrow
National Voter Registration Day today, registration deadline approaching
Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall returning to Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, volunteers needed
Middle East trip cut short, Secretary Schedler and others en route to Washington, D.C.
Secretary of state partners with universities and community colleges to promote voter registration and participation
Friends of Chennault to host Col. Warren G. Ward at monthly meeting
Friends of Chennault to host Edwards Barham at monthly meeting
Chennault Museum staff partner with veterans home and association to honor World War II victors
Secretary of State's Office, GCR Inc. receive special achievement award for exceptional application of geospatial technology
Cenac family, oyster industry exhibit at Louisiana State Archives
Conviction made in elections violation in Washington Parish
Secretary Schedler, registrars caution voters regarding mailing from the Voter Participation Center
Chennault Museum, Northeast La. Veterans Association staff to host Memorial Day celebration
Eleven service cross recipients scheduled for induction Saturday at Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum
Secretary of state, registrars of voters to conduct annual Voter Registration Week
Bicentennial quilt, exhibit unveiling at Louisiana State Archives
CATS proposition only for voters inside Baton Rouge city limits, City of Baker and City of Zachary
Coin exhibit opening at Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Schedler's position confirmed
Polling place relocated in Sulphur
Polling place relocated in Natchitoches Parish
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day to be celebrated at Chennault Museum
Polling place relocated in DeRidder
Mardi Gras exhibit to open at Louisiana State Archives
Chennault Museum director invited to Spirit of '45 Conference
Friends of Chennault to host Ernest St. John at monthly meeting
Aviation history exhibit on display at Chennault Museum
Secretary Schedler cautions business owners about annual report correspondence
Gen. George Patton memorabilia on display at Chennault Museum
2012 National History Day competition to be held at Chennault Museum
Friends of Chennault to host George Patton Waters at monthly meeting
Louisiana's Old State Capitol to close over the holidays
Old State Capitol exhibit features New Orleans artist
Louisiana's election website ranked third nationwide
Louisiana's Old State Capitol wins award from Themed Entertainment Association
Louisiana State Archives Christmas tree to coincide with current exhibit
Annual greening to be held at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Website election results limited, RSS feed still available
Early voting closed Friday due to Veterans Day holiday
Calloway to lead Spirit of '45 entry in New York City Veterans Day Parade
Fifteen service cross recipients scheduled for induction at Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and Louisiana Military Museum staff to host Veterans Day event
Schedler to be sworn in today
Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay approves requests from Secretary of State's Office
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum staff to host literary event
Arrest made in elections violation in Washington Parish
Friends of Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum to hold annual fish fry
Schedler launches GeauxVote Mobile application
Screening of CBS sports documentary featuring Grambling State University held at Eddie G. Robinson Museum
Schedler warns citizens about false voter registration website
Archives exhibit highlights wide range of seafood in state
Parishes receive redistricting preclearance from U.S. Department of Justice
Secretary of state, registrars of voters to conduct annual Voter Education Week
Ballot scanning equipment demonstration to be held at Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters Office
Ballot scanning equipment demonstration to be held at Secretary of State's Office
New ballot scanning equipment receives final certification
Pilots for Patients to celebrate 1,000th flight at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Chennault Museum to mark Civil War anniversary with exhibit
Louisiana's Old State Capitol honored with award for exhibits
Secretary Schedler, Germantown Colony Museum supporters to receive grant from Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau
Secretary of State museum hours, employees to be reduced
Secretary Schedler: If budget holds layoffs and closures ahead
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum to host Memorial Day event
Secretary of state to implement new paper ballot scanning system
Sixteen service cross recipients scheduled for induction at Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum
Early voting closed tomorrow due to Good Friday holiday
Colombian officials to visit Old State Capitol as part of three-day international government and governance seminar
Commercial Division adds certified copies to online filings
Secretary Schedler to speak at Monroe Rotary Club, attend ribbon cutting at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
Secretary Schedler names interim director of museums
Secretary Schedler to release trade name to La Musique de Louisianne
State Archives to celebrate African-American Louisianians
Eddie G. Robinson Museum closed through Feb. 19 for maintenance
Secretary Schedler saves taxpayer money by hiring from within current ranks of department
Department of Justice preclears open primary system for congressional elections
Hours of operation changing at State Archives
Louisiana secession sesquicentennial observed through re-enactment at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, Old Arsenal Museum
Friends host reception to welcome Sec. Schedler