Early voting for the November 18th general election runs from November 3rd through November 11th


Early voting for the November 18th general election begins today and wraps up November 11th. John Tobler with the Secretary of State’s office says early voting usually starts on Saturday but a state holiday next week is moving the early voting period up a day.

“The state observes the Veteran’s Day holiday on November 10th which is next Friday. So we want to encourage people to have seven full days of early voting.”

Polls at early voting locations around the state will be open 8:30 am and close at 6 pm until Saturday November 11th, except for Sunday or next Friday which will be a state holiday because of Veterans Day.

Registered voters can cast their ballots in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office or other designated locations in your parish. Tobler says every person in the state – no matter what parish has something on their ballot.

“You have three statewide offices that are still in play in a runoff. Secretary of  State, Treasurer, and Attorney General. And you have four constitutional amendments.”

Louisiana has nearly three million registered voters and the voter turnout in October was 36%. Tobler says the Secretary of State’s Office expects a voter turnout between 15-18% for this election, but they hope the voters prove them wrong…

“We think it’s important for people to be able to have an option to voice their opinion and to participate in their democracy.”

Voters are encouraged to use the Geaux Vote or Geaux Bot app for sample ballots and voting locations. You can also visit www.sos.la.gov for more information.

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