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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Could we please have our polling location back?

Getting the 17-10 polling location back the wish list of 11 things to accomplish in NorthWest Carrollton in 2011.

Today I contacted A. Morrell's office and spoke to Jeanette who advised that they were aware of our request to have the the 17-10 Polling location returned to Incarnate Word. I was told they were aware of it, (from our eMail below) and that the site had to be surveyed to ensure that it met handicap requirements (now in place). Jeanette said they would get back to us. We'll be back in touch with them sometime after mid-January.

From: NorthWest Carrollton
Cc: Board and City Council District A Contacts
Subject: Fw: RE: Polling Location 17-10 - Assistance Needed
Date: Dec 4, 2010 10:27 AM

Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters, Hon. Sandra L. Wilson
Orleans Clerk of Court, Hon. Arthur A. Morrell,

NorthWest Carrollton Civic Association would like to understand what it will take to return the polling location for 17-10 to our neighborhood.

PreKatrina the polling location was Incarnate Word School 8326 Apricot Street. Since Katrina the polling location has been at Xavier University.

Other polling locations have returned to the PreKatrina locations or close to their PreKatrina locations. This one has not. We are interested in understanding why and we'd like to assist in returning the polling location to our neighborhood.


Jenel Hazlett - NorthWest Carrollton

-----Forwarded Message-----
From: "Deborah J. Langhoff"
Sent: Nov 2, 2010 6:33 PM
Subject: RE: Polling Location 17-10 - Assistance Needed

Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters:

Hon. Sandra L. Wilson
1300 Perdido St., Rm. 1W23
New Orleans, LA 70112-2127
Phone: 504-658-8300
Fax: 504-658-8315

Orleans Clerk of Court:
Hon. Arthur A. Morrell, Crim.Dist.Ct.
2700 Tulane Ave., Rm. 114
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504 -658-9000
Fax: 504-658-9183

Deborah J. Langhoff
Chief of Staff
New Orleans District A
Councilmember Susan G. Guidry
Room 2W80

-----Original Message-----
From: NorthWest Carrollton []
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:35 PM
To: Susan G. Guidry; Amy E. Chandler; Deborah J. Langhoff
Cc: Board
Subject: Polling Location 17-10 - Assistance Needed

I just returned from voting.... at Xavier... again. I am lucky.
I have a car and it was still miserable to find a parking place
and walk in the rain to vote... I can't help but think that the
polling location contributes to reduced participation in the
very important democratic process of voting.

PreKatrina Ward 17 Precinct 10 could vote at Incarnate Word
in the 8200 Block of Apricot Street. Since Katrina Xavier.
This email is being sent to a contact at Catholic Charities, Ms. Lachmann,
and to our District A City Council contacts.

Ms. Lachmann: We would very much appreciate it if you could let us know what is
required to return to Incarnate Word as a polling location.

Susan, Amy, Deborah: We know that we need to contact the Registrar of Voters,
but we would like to know if you can provide email contact information for the appropriate person to work with at the Registrar's Office.

We'd like to have the 17 -10 Polling moved back inside the NorthWest Carrollton boundaries before the next voting opportunity.

Sincerely and with thanks in advance,
Jenel Hazlett for NorthWest Carrollton.

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