Early voting begins for Feb. 23rd elections in Louisiana

The following is a news release issued by the Secretary of State's office. It is reproduced here as a public service.

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BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the special primary election. Early voting begins Saturday, Feb. 9 and continues through Saturday, Feb. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, Feb. 10.

There are seven state representative seats in this election in districts 12, 17, 18, 26, 27, 47 and 62 in 13 parishes across the state.

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.

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 a digital license via 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 special primary is Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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