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NEW ORLEANS LIBRARY PROGRAM
WHO GETS TO VOTE
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Conversations on Voting Rights in America 

 Read! Discuss! Engage!  

 From the nation’s founding in 1776 to women’s suffrage in 1919, from the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to modern-day voter ID laws, voting rights have a complicated history in America. “Who Gets to Vote?” is a thoughtful reading and discussion series exploring how voting rights history intersects with the present. 

The City Archives & Special Collections at New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) and the Friends of New Orleans Public Library are proud to present “Who Gets to Vote?”, a weekly reading and discussion series led by Professor Lo Faber starting March 13th, 2021. 

 Join us for one or all sessions!  

 Saturdays, 11am CST:  

·         3/13/21 – Allan J. Lichtman, The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present 

·         3/20/21 – Martha S. Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All 

·         3/27/21 – Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy 

·         4/3/21 – Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen, Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy 
Zoom registrationhttps://bit.ly/3prOlul 

Book request form (not required for attendance. Supplies limited, please select options for sessions you know you can attend): https://forms.gle/6P4theTsyz7ucxQA9. 

Program hub pagehttp://archives.nolalibrary.org/~nopl/spec/WhoGetsToVote.htm 

 Questions? E-mail afallis@nolalibrary.org or please give the City Archives a call at 504-596-2610. Don’t forget to check out the City Archives Facebook page at www.facebook.com/loudiv for updates #whogetstovote 

 This program is made possible through the Friends of New Orleans Public Library. 

“Who Gets to Vote?” is a program of the Louisiana Endowment and is part of the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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Voting Information for Louisiana

For more information and to find your  voting poll location, Go to GEAUXVOTE.com

For more information on issues on the December 5, 2020, ballot, CLICK HERE

March 20, 2021 – Open Municipal/U.S. Representative, Congressional Districts 2 and 5/State Representative, Representative District 82 Special Primary Election

The following is important information for the Saturday, March 20, 2021 Open Municipal/U.S. Representative, Congressional Districts 2 and 5/State Representative, Representative District 82 Special Primary Election:

  • The qualifying period for candidates is Jan. 20-22. Local and municipal candidates qualify with the clerk of court in the parish in which they are registered to vote (contact your local clerk of court for office hours). Federal and state candidates qualify in the executive offices of Secretary of State, Kyle Ardoin at 8585 Archives Ave. in Baton Rouge between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Qualifying fees must be paid in the form of cash; certified or cashier’s check on a state or national bank or credit union; U.S. postal money order; or money order issued by a state or national bank or credit union and must be accompanied by the qualifying form.
  • The qualifying period for candidates who wish to qualify for State Representative, Representative District 82 is Jan. 25-27. Candidates qualify with the clerk of court in the parish in which they are registered to vote (contact your local clerk of court for office hours).
  • The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Feb. 17.
  • The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Feb. 27.
  • Early voting is March 6-13 (excluding Sunday, March 7) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is March 16 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee by mail ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters).
  • The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted mail ballot is March 19 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).

April 24, 2021 – Open Municipal/U.S. Representative, Congressional Districts 2 and 5/State Representative, Representative District 82 Special General Election

The following is important information for the Saturday, April 24, 2021 Open Municipal/U.S. Representative, Congressional Districts 2 and 5/State Representative, Representative District 82 Special General Election:

  • The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is March 24.
  • The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is April 3.
  • Early voting is April 10-17 (excluding Sunday, April 11) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is April 20 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee by mail ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters).
  • The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted mail ballot is April 23 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).

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NCJW GNO is a partner in the Engaging New Voices and Voters (ENVV) non-Partisan Coalition, co-led by NCJW and League of Women Voters, dedicated to registering voters, informing voters about issues related to the elections, and getting out the vote (GOTV). Please visit the Engaging New Voices and Voters website for information about election dates, polling locations, how to get involved in our voter registration efforts, and more.

Click here for Voter information from ENVV

YOU can be part of our Coalition: Engaging New Voices and Voters to facilitate registration for the upcoming mid-term elections.
Please email either Sylvia Finger (isfinger@cox.net) or Jill Israel (jisraelnola@gmail.com), if you would like to be added to the coalition email list.

For more information on voting and voter registration, CLICK HERE

or  Go to GEAUXVOTE.com