Canvass of voters complete; 122 exceptions found


The Registrar of Voters Office has completed its annual update of election records through the U.S Postal Service National Change of address System (NCOA) according to Registrar Debbie Waskom. Annually, Louisiana Registrar of Voters’ Offices update voter information through the NCOA system.

Address changes for voters in each parish are updated per address information provided by the Postal Service and Address Confirmation Cards are forwarded to the voters to confirm the updated information. If an Address Confirmation Card (ACC) is returned as undeliverable, the voter will be put in an inactive status, their record will be noted and they will be required to make an address correction the next time they vote. Any voter who remains in an inactive status for two federal elections will be canceled by the Secretary of State’s Office.

If an ACC is returned showing a different address than the one provided by the Postal Service, the voter’s record will be updated to reflect the address provided, and a new voter’s card will be mailed to the voter. If the ACC is returned showing that the voter has moved to another parish, the ACC will be sent to the new parish electronically for them to register the voter in their parish thereby canceling their registration in Natchitoches Parish. If the ACC indicates a residence outside the State, the voter’s registration will be canceled in Natchitoches Parish as a voluntary cancellation.

Through the annual canvass many voter records are updated. The following record updates are being processed during the 2018 canvass in Natchitoches Parish: Address Exception:122 Address Exception Changed to a PO Box : 79 Correction – Address Auto Updated :483 Correction – Out of Parish: 365 Not Verified: 276 Verified – ROV to Evaluate: 38 Verified – With Change: 29