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Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Good Wednesday morning.
We are less than a month away from the Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election on Nov. 3. Early voting in the State of Louisiana will begin Friday, Oct. 16 and continue through Oct. 27 – except Sunday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 25.
The Registrar of Voters will open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day of early voting. The Louisiana Secretary of State has posted a list of early voting locations on his website. You can also check your early voting locations or your local ballot by logging into the Louisiana Voter Portal.
You can vote early by reporting to an early voting location in your parish, but you can also request a ballot by mail. Students, instructors or professors located and living outside of their parishes of registration, or the spouses/dependents thereof, can specifically request a mail-in ballot by completing a general application. The deadline to request an mail-in ballot is Oct. 30 by 4:30 p.m.
The Secretary of State’s office has also produced a video to help you vote by mail. General mail-in ballots must be received by your parish registrar of voters by 4:30 p.m. on the day before election day, so plan ahead and mail your ballot as soon as possible if that’s how you choose to vote. You can also track the status of your ballot on the Voter Portal.
You can find out more information about voting in Louisiana on the Secretary of State’s website. If you are from another state, voting information can usually be found on your secretary of state’s site as well.
One of the most important jobs we have as citizens is to learn about the candidates and issues and then vote. I encourage you to plan now to cast your ballot either early – by mail or in person – or on Nov. 3.
COVID-19 testing continues
Remember that the Louisiana Army National Guard will conduct screening tests from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Argent Pavilion. Registering ahead of time will help speed things along. Register online at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/Ruston_LA_1462.html and print your testing voucher ahead of time.
The College of Applied and Natural Sciences has partnered with Green Clinic and TechCare to offer flu shots from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. The cost is only $20.
TechCare will continue to offer flu shots as well. The campus health center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call TechCare at 318.257.4866. More information is available online bit.ly/TechFluShots.