(CNN) - The lingering aftermath of Hurricane Katrina looms large over New Orleans residents this election season. CNN’s Voter Hotline has received several calls from New Orleans residents wondering where to vote, whether former evacuees are still registered, and how to vote absentee after being displaced.
Joseph Harris of New Orleans was confused about whether his temporary displacement after the storm would affect his registration.
“I was calling to make sure I was on the list. I want to make sure my information had been changed back now from Houston where I was evacuated during Katrina, and I just want to make sure I’m able to vote on November 4,” Harris asked on the Hotline.
According to the Louisiana Secretary of State, Katrina’s lingering impact doesn’t extend to the voter rolls. “There has been no purging because people were displaced by Katrina. Basically, they can vote if we have a good address,” said Jacques Berry from the Louisiana Secretary of State office. “If you live in a homeless shelter and have an address, you can register to vote in Louisiana.”
Katrina victims who were displaced and are still planning to vote in Louisiana should call the state’s toll free number, (800) 883-2805. The rules for those displaced by the storm are no different than other residents, Berry said. “There’s nothing specific to them.”
The Hotline has also gotten calls from New Orleans parish voters who haven’t received their absentee ballots. “There’s a good chance that all the absentee ballots are out now. We want all voters to have the opportunity to vote. I am sure all absentee ballots will be out with sufficient time,” Berry said. “We want all voters to have the opportunity to vote.”
If you are a resident in the state of Louisiana who has questions regarding your registration status or where you should go to vote, you can visit geauxvote.com or call 1 (800) 883-2805.
CHANGE....Cuba made a 'change' in 1959...welcome Barry Obama...
"Hard Working American for McCain"....... More like "Hard-Headed RedNeck for MORE of the SAME!..... I wish People like YOU would get the Hell out of MY country!... I KNOW... you can do that... just go to Alaska w/ all the other red-neck Secessionist and live under Queen and King Todd Palin's rule!
When do we start getting our welfare checks?
Are you asking because you, like tens of thousands of other Americans, just lost your job because of the failed econmic policies of the last eight years? Or, are you asking becasue you lost your job, your home, and your community because of the failure to protect the citizens and infrastructure of Southeast Louisiana?
It guess it doesn't really matter too much. Regardless of why you need your welfare check, change is coming soon and that will bring hope to you and the millions of others who need it.
If you ask a Republican they'll probably tell you your vote has been revoked in perpetuity throughout the universe.
McCain says: Palin has more executive experience than Obama and Biden then that also means she has more experience than McCain because he has not executive experience either. Does McCain realize by saying that how dumb it makes him look.
Good grief, McCain and Bush were busy eating cake while Katrina was destroying New Orleans. Then Bush couldn't even do a good job rebuilding Katrina and helping families. To make matters worse, earlier in the campaigns, while Obama wanted to set up a permanent disaster fund for any future events, McCain had the gall to oppose that and say...let the insurance companies handle it. I am so surprised that Louisiana even considers McCain for a president!
the only way McCain wins anywhere is by nasty tricks, lies, purging voters, and whatever means he can use. I feel sorry for Louisiana, quite frankly, that McCain and Bush can continue to "fool them"
Do you HILLARY supporters realize McCain has never been and never will be pro anything when it comes to women? Hopefully you are all in or over menopause and never have to consider abortion for any reason whatsoever. Hopefully you have NO childen now because if you vote for McCain,,,,,remember this he WILL NOT vote for your kids!
4 OBAMA/BIDEN IN WISCONSIN!
Back in February of this year a reporter asked Mccain about Latinos. Mccain replied "They are good for manual labor." The reporter then asked "Is that all?" Mccain smiled and turned away from the reporter who didn't have a camera but he filmed it on his cell phone, that is why Mccain didn't think he was live. Very interesting to know what Mccain thinks of Latinos.
oh yes.... "aware".... so since your little quote somehow qualifies McCain/Palin... does that mean that John and Cindy will get rid of their 7+ houses and multiple cars and Cindy McCain will stop showin up in public at these rallies full of "joe-six-packs" in $1000 + outfits so that they too can "become the change they wish to see in the world"?? ... oh and let's not forget Sarah Palin and her $20,000 plus make-up artist and $150,000 + wardrobe..... uh, yeah.... they really relate to all those "joe-six-packs" and "hockey moms"...... you "my friend" (to quote YOUR canidate) are obviously not the sharpest knife in the drawer...... :)
The latest WAFB statewide poll here in La. shows Obama down by 3%. By the way, I'm a 60 year old, white, registered Replublican who plans on voting for Obama on Tuesday.
John McCain- president for all people (not just those making under $300k... I mean $250k... I mean $200k... I mean $150k... I mean $120k).
Aware you are not. Gandi would without a doubt vote for Obama over a hawk like McCain. Sam Sixpack is a single serving size of sillyness.
Obama raises taxes on the rich – how do they make up for it? The eliminate jobs.
Obama raises minimum wage – the result? Small businesses eliminate jobs.
Clinton endorses Obama. And the man is a former impeached President.
I'm so inspired by Obama.
At least he's going to benefit from President Bush's willingness to surge in Iraq. Had he not, Obama wouldn't have been able to set a time table (which is how long, exactly, Mr. Obama???).
Maybe that explains why Louisiana has gone from "lean" to "safe" McCain. The people worst affected by Katrina - the same day McCain was posing for photo ops of himself with George W. Bush and a birthday cake - are underrepresented.
"Let them eat cake" indeed!
aware but more human as compared to the "aware" m____r f____r also in the same category: Rob and j.williams.....no brains just like their pitiful old idol....the traitor, cheater, warmonger, irrational, erratic and the secessionist, wolves and moose killer
Remember how well government took care of Katrina. I'm from the Houston area, they didn't do so great here either. One job- get ice and food to people. Sounds simple enough. The government botched it again. Not W, not the white house, a bunch of tax munching bureaucrats. The government can't handle a simple job and yet you all want them to handle your livelyhoods, your healthcare, your pensions, your piece of pie.
Very interesting. What a fine addition to the CNN staff this new writer is becoming!
3 years later...same stupid people, with the same stupid re-elected mayor still waitng for the feds to bail-em out. Lesson be learned. Don't depend on the federal govt to help you. It isn't going to happen, ever, no matter who's in charge. Big government = Big problems.
I feel bad for the victims of Louisiana affected by Katrina. I hope their rights for voting are not taken away because they have been displaced for over three years. A vote for Obama will ensure that our infrastructure will be rebuilt. Just 4 more days...
"Hard Working American for McCain October 31st, 2008 4:58 pm ET
I can't believe you Katrina victems are still singing the blues. It's been over 3 years. If you haven't done something with your life by now then you probably never will. Honestly, I wish you'd get the hell out of my town. You bums have done nothing but create problems!"
You know my first throught was to cuss you out. but then I started thinking that's not the way. Life is difficult and God has stated that we must forgive each other therefore if we look for forgiveness we might receive it. I can say this and not feel at all bad about saying it.
fear + ignorance = hate but intelligence x (tolerance) + action = freedom.... therefore any one can be a slave to hatred, but those who long to be free have a well marked path.
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR SARAH PALIN. YOU AND MACAIN HAVE WON THE ELECTION. THE PRESIDENT IS FLYING OVER THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE. YOUR CHILD HAVE A 105 FEVER AND IS VOMITING AND NEEDS TO BE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. WHAT WOULD YOU DO CHOOSE COUNTRY FIRST OR FAMILY FIRST. I AM LOOKING AT THIS FROM A MOTHERS PERSPECTIVE POINT OF VIEW. YOUR ANSWER COULD LOSE OR GAIN A VOTE
McCain is too old to be president!
I'm a republican, and have great respect for the man, but i do think his age is a valid issue.
Especially because his running mate Palin terrifies me! If she becomes president the USA would fall apart! And Americas already poor global reputation will be shattered!!
Imagine Sarah Palin dealing with the Iraq war….. the economic crisis she knows nothing about….. What if USA is attacked again while she is in charge. That is Scary!
Palin is a risk i'm not willing to make!!
And John and Cindy ate birthday cake with George Bush while New Orleans drowned. Hypocrites!!!
You're not a Republican, liar.