Registration sites for special elections listed

Capitol news bureau

Voters in East Baton Rouge and Jefferson parishes have until Wednesday to register for the March 2 special elections to choose two state representatives, one from Central and another from Metairie.

Louisiana residents, who will be at least age 18 by the day of the election, can register online at, then click on the “Register to Vote” button.

Qualified people can also register in person at Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles; Louisiana Department of Social Services and WIC offices, Food Stamp and Medicaid locations; offices serving persons with disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living offices; Armed Forces recruitment offices or parish voter registration offices.

People registering in person are required to prove age, residency and identity. Identification can include a current Louisiana driver’s license or birth certificate or other documentation.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, the voter registration offices are:

In Jefferson Parish, the voter registration offices are:

Louisiana House District 65 represents about 42,000 people living in the northeastern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish, roughly south of Denham Road to about South Harrell’s Ferry Road and east of Flannery Road to the Amite River. The district’s population is 71 percent white, and 39 percent of the voters are registered Republican.

House District 79 represents about 45,000 people living along Lake Pontchartrain in a portion of Jefferson Parish, roughly north of West Esplanade Avenue, east of about Academy Drive to about Lake Borgne Avenue. The district’s population is 77 percent white, and 46 percent of the voters are registered Republican.