FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 16, 2006
Contact: Chris Whitmire
Phone: (803) 734-9070
COLUMBIA, SC— SEC Executive Director Marci Andino today urged all New Orleans’ Hurricane Katrina evacuees, who have temporarily relocated to South Carolina, to immediately contact the Louisiana Secretary of State in order to participate in the upcoming Orleans Parish elections. Elections postponed in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will be held April 22 and May 20.
“I want to ensure that no eligible voter in South Carolina is denied an opportunity to vote, even if they are voting in another state’s elections,” Andino said. “It’s important that all evacuees exercise their right to vote in Louisiana’s upcoming elections."