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September 29, 2020

Changes in Polling Places in Washington Parish

Last night (Monday, September 28, 2020), the Washington Parish Council approved a Resolution changing a number of the polling places (see below) for the November 3, 2020 and December 5, 2020 elections. Click on "Read More" below to read the full resolution.

The changes are a result of the Secretary of State's Emergency Election Plan, the public health proclamations of the State of Louisiana, and is at the request of the Washington Parish Clerk of Court. The changes provide for social distancing and other safety guidelines for the health and safety of polling commissioners and voters.

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

RESOLUTION No. 20-1027

RESOLUTION CHANGING CERTAIN POLLING PLACES

FROM CURRENT LOCATIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH

THE LOUISIANA SECRETARY OF STATE EMERGENCY ELECTION PLAN FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 AND

DECEMBER 5, 2020 ELECTIONS IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA


WHEREAS, pursuant to La. R.S. 29:721, et seq. and La. R.S. 29:761, the Governor declared a public health emergency on March 11, 2020 by proclamation in response to the threat posed by COVID-19; and


WHEREAS, on April 16, 2020, the White House Task Force issued guidelines entitled, “Opening Up America Again”, providing guidelines to the states on re-opening various parts of the economy; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Proclamation Number 58 JBE 2020, the State of Louisiana moved into Phase 1 of recovery on Friday, May 15, 2020; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Proclamation Number 74 JBE 2020, the State of Louisiana moved into Phase 2 of recovery on Friday, June 4, 2020; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to Proclamation Number 117 JBE 2020, the State of Louisiana moved into Phase 3 of recovery on Friday, September 11, 2020; and


WHEREAS, on August 17, 2020, the Louisiana Secretary of State issued the Emergency Election Plan for the November 3, 2020 and December 5, 2020 elections in the State of Louisiana; and


WHEREAS, in order to comply with the public health proclamations of the State of Louisiana and the Emergency Election Plan of the Louisiana Secretary of State in providing for the social distancing and other safety guidelines of the Emergency Election Plan for the safety of polling commissioners and voters; and


WHEREAS, La. R.S. 18:534 authorizes a Parish governing authority to change polling places; and the Washington Parish Clerk of Court has requested changes of polling places for the health and safety of polling commissioners and voters.



BE IT RESOLVED, that the polling places stated below are hereby changed to the new locations also stated below for the elections slated for November 3, 2020 and December 5, 2020, to-wit:







Ward/Precinct OLD LOCATION NEW LOCATION


Ward 3, Precinct 2 Courthouse Annex Franklinton Jr. High

Ward 3, Precinct 3A 104 Bene St. 617 Main St.

Ward 3, Precinct 3B Franklinton, LA 70438 Franklinton, LA 70438


Ward 4, Precinct 4 Superior Ave. School Bogalusa Girls Gym

625 Superior Ave. 100 M J Israel Drive

Bogalusa, LA 70427 Bogalusa, LA 70427


Ward 4, Precinct 5 Senior Citizens Center Bogalusa High School Boys’ Gym

Ward 4, Precinct 5B 603 Willis Ave. 100 M J Israel Drive

Ward 4, Precinct 6 Bogalusa, LA 70427 Bogalusa, LA 70427


Ward 4, Precinct 10 Rio Fire Station Palestine Baptist Church Hall

Ward 4, Precinct 10A 12022 Hwy. 1075 59369 Palestine Church Road

Ward 4, Precinct 11 Bogalusa, LA 70427 Bogalusa, LA 70427


Ward 6, Precinct 4 Plainview Voting Bldg. Plainview Baptist Church Hall

55241 Hwy. 60 55179 Hwy. 60

Bogalusa, LA 70427 Bogalusa, LA 70427


Ward 8, Precinct 2 District 3 Fire Station New Jerusalem Baptist

28128 Winfred Bateman Rd. Church Hall

Franklinton, LA 70438 44030 Max Brumfield Rd.

Franklinton, LA 70438


The above and foregoing having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereupon resulted as follows:


YEAS: (7) Wagner, Harry, Fornea, McMasters, King, Culpepper and Rice

NAYS: (0)

ABSENT: (0)
ABSTAIN: (0)


The resolution was declared adopted on the 28th day of September, 2020



WASHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL


By:

Thomas R. Fornea, Chairman


WASHINGTON PARISH GOVERNMENT


By:

Richard N. Thomas, Jr., President




Resolution No. 20-1027

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CERTIFICATION


I, SARAH COOK, CLERK TO THE WASHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL, do hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy of the Ordinance adopted by the Washington Parish Council, in regular session convened on the 28th day of September, 2020, at which meeting a quorum was present.


GIVEN UNDER MY OFFICIAL SIGNATURE AND SEAL OF OFFICE, this 28th day of September, 2020, Franklinton, Louisiana.



Clerk

Washington Parish Council


Resolution No. 20-1027

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