Every year it seems that voter apathy has taken over our society. It’s such a basic freedom that we all kind of tend to take it for granted. I’m going to wave the flag here a bit. Every day in the news, we hear about places where people not only can’t vote, but the slightest bit of criticism can land you in prison or worse.

The old adage of, “If you don’t voter, don’t complain” is so true.

Along that line of thought,

Angie Quienalty, Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters, has announced that the annual Voter Registration/Education Week will be observed this week.

 

The free classes will be concerned with the mechanics of getting registered and actually voting.

Quienalty said activities will include voting machine demonstrations and voter education presentations on Aug. 29 in the Registrar of Voters Office from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., located in the old courthouse at 1000 Ryan St., Room #7.

Discussion topics will include the deadline established for the last day to register or change your voter registration for each election, general registration information, early voting and voting at the polls on election day as well as voting by individuals with disabilities.

First time voters probably don’t want to admit that they don’t really know how to use a voting machine. The time to learn is before election day.

For a full schedule, click HERE.

For more information, contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 721-4000. Registration forms may be picked up at Calcasieu Parish Library Branch Offices.