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Early voting begins Saturday for March 20 election in Louisiana

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Published: Mar. 6, 2021 at 2:18 PM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Louisiana Secretary of State’s office wants to remind voters that early voting begins Saturday, March 6, and continues through Saturday, March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, March 7.

Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office or at other designated locations.

You can find the early voting location here.

Check your voting locations by using the Voter Portal, or please contact your registrar for information.

The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is March 16 by 4:30 p.m. The deadline for the Registrar of Voters to receive a voted mail ballot is March 19 by 4:30 p.m.

Early voting begins March 6 for the March 20 election in Louisiana.
Early voting begins March 6 for the March 20 election in Louisiana.(Louisiana Secretary of State's Office)
CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT

There are 20 parishes in which there will be both multi-parish races (such as United States Representative) and local races/propositions including five in Northeast, La: LaSalle, Lincoln, Morehouse, Richland, and Winn.

23 parishes will vote only on multi-parish races (such as U.S. Representative) including 10 in NELA: Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Ouachita, Tensas, and West Carroll.

11 parishes will have no elections: Acadia, Allen, Claiborne, Iberia, Lafayette, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Martin, Terrebonne, and Union.

YOU CAN FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION HERE

Voters are encouraged to utilize Louisiana’s award-winning, free smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to locate their early voting site, Election Day voting site, or view their sample ballot.

GeauxBot, the virtual voter assistant, is also available to access pertinent election information such as registration deadlines, election dates, polling locations, and hours. GeauxBot is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov or by selecting Elections and Voting on sos.la.gov.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our polling commissioners will be supplied with personal protective equipment and will regularly sanitize designated areas and wipe down voting machines between each voter. Hand sanitizer will be provided to voters and masks are recommended, although not required.

In addition to a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana Special ID, or a generally recognized ID with picture and signature, voters may use a digital license via LA Wallet.

For more information, contact the Elections Division at 800.883.2805 or elections@sos.la.gov.

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