Early voting begins Tuesday for fall election cycle

BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the open primary/congressional election. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 23 and continues through Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, Oct. 28.

“Since Election Day is on a Tuesday, many voters will need to take advantage of early voting due to weekday commitments,” said Secretary Ardoin. “Voters don’t need an excuse to take advantage of early voting, and I hope they will remember the importance of their vote.”

Voters should utilize Louisiana’s award-winning smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to find out where to early vote as well as what’s on their ballot. Voters can also access this information in our Voter Portal by visiting https://voterportal.sos.la.gov. Across the state, ballot items include candidate races, constitutional amendments and local and parish propositions.

Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office or at other designated locations. For a complete listing of early voting locations, visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/EarlyVoting.

In addition to a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana Special ID or a generally recognized ID with picture and signature, voters may now use LA Wallet, the new smartphone app by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. Poll commissioners have received training regarding the digital license as an acceptable form of picture ID.

Election Day for the open general/congressional/special primary is Saturday, Dec. 8.