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Voting in 70806

There have been many questions about voting in EBR during this election year. From the Secretary of States Office: The primary purpose of this election is for voters in Louisiana to voice their preference for the President of the United States, to fill one of Louisiana’s U.S. Senatorial seats and all six of Louisiana’s U.S. Congressional seats for the 117th Congress. In addition, there are seven Louisiana Constitutional Amendments and one statewide proposition. Some parishes will also have various state, municipal, special, and/or proposition elections.Here is some helpful information to reference.

If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, visit Vote.org to check the status of your voter registration. It takes 2-3 minutes.

If you will be voting in-person at a polling place, please review the CDC’s Recommendations on Protecting Yourself and Your Family. Wear a mask and keep your distance.

Important Dates

Election day

Tuesday, Nov. 3. 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Dufrocq Elementary School, 330 S 19th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Absentee Ballot

Request: Received by Oct. 30
Return by mail: Received by Nov. 2 by 4:30 p.m.
Return in person: Nov. 2 by 4:30 p.m.

Early Voting

Oct. 16 – Oct. 27, 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM for each day of early voting

BATON ROUGE CITY HALL
222 ST LOUIS ST, ROOM 607
BATON ROUGE, LA 70802

LOUISIANA STATE ARCHIVES BLDG
3851 ESSEN LANE
BATON ROUGE, LA 70809

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LET’S HALLOWEEN SAFELY

Halloween is on with warnings to take precautions and be safe. Trick-or-treat hours for the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish are set for 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020.

MAYOR BROOME ON CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN 2020 IN EBR

BATON ROUGE, La. — October 14, 2020 — East Baton Rouge Parish is on the right path to slowing the spread of the coronavirus, and we must work together to ensure we continue on this path. With that said, I encourage our residents to use good judgement when it comes to celebrating holidays like Halloween.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers traditional trick-or-treating or costume parties to be “high-risk” activities during this pandemic. We recommend participating in modified, open-air events, where everyone can keep their distance and wear face coverings.

If you do choose to participate in traditional events, please remember to wear a face covering, practice social-distancing, and wash your hands when you get home.

CDC’s Recommendations for Safe Alternatives to Holiday Festivities

Lower risk activities

These lower risk activities can be safe alternatives:

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Moderate risk activities

  • Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)
    • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.
  • Having a small group, outdoor, open-air costume parade where people are distanced more than 6 feet apart
    Attending a costume party held outdoors where protective masks are used and people can remain more than 6 feet apart

    • A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.
    • Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
  • Going to an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
    • If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.
  • Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing
  • Having an outdoor Halloween movie night with local family friends with people spaced at least 6 feet apart
    • If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.
    • Lower your risk by following CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outs.

Higher risk activities

Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:

  • Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
  • Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
  • Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
  • Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19
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Claire PittmanLET’S HALLOWEEN SAFELY
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Hurricane Delta: Be Prepared!

From the City of Baton Rouge

HURRICANE DELTA PREPARATIONS

Neighbors,

We are monitoring local weather conditions and the path of Hurricane Delta as the storm continues to develop, with landfall expected later this week.

While we have been through this exercise many times already this hurricane season, it is still critical to remain vigilant for this and every major storm that comes our way. Please take a look at your household emergency plan, update it as necessary, make sure everyone in your household knows and understands it, and include planning for your children, pets, and other vulnerable populations. Keep enough supplies on-hand for at least three days, secure loose items in your yard, fuel your vehicles and generators, and monitor our local radio and TV stations for the latest forecasts.

We have also updated our City-Parish emergency page with links to sand and sandbag locations, closure information, weather and stream gauge maps, energy outage maps, and more. Visit this page here and check back regularly for updates at brla.gov/emergency.

Remember to follow @RedStickReady on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for official, real-time updates from our Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, or text “RedStickReady” to 225-243-9991 to opt in for informational text message updates.

We are still in the middle of a pandemic, so be sure to practice social distancing and wear a face covering while making any final preparations. Attached is a checklist of some additional tips to be prepared for the storm. For more information and planning resources, visit brla.gov/hurricaneprep.

Stay safe, everyone…

GATHER SUPPLIES FOR YOUR DISASTER KIT!

  • Have a 3 day supply for each person in your household.
  • Include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, personal hygiene items, personal identification, and pet supplies in your kit.

PREPARE YOUR HOME!

  • Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs.
  • secure loose items and clear gutters.
  • Fuel your vehicles, generators, and gas cans. Consider purchasing a portable generator and additional gas cans.
  • Check your insurance coverage. Keep a copy with you – paper or electronic.

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Claire PittmanHurricane Delta: Be Prepared!
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