Aug 13, 2010 4:54 PM by Letitia Walker

Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

Secretary of State Jay Dardenne is announcing that early voting opens Saturday, Aug. 14 for the Congressional first party primaries and runs through Saturday, Aug. 21 at each parish registrar of voters office. Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day except Sunday, when the offices are closed. Election day is Saturday, Aug. 28.

Some parishes have multiple early voting locations. Visit for a complete list of locations.

Only Congressional offices are on the ballot. Three parties have primaries for U.S. Senator-Democratic, Republican and Libertarian. Several Congressional districts also have primaries for U.S. Representative. To see what your ballot will look like, visit our website at

In Congressional primaries, voting rules differ depending on party affiliation. Registered republicans, democrats and libertarians may only vote in their party's primary. Voters registered with a non-recognized party, or those without party affiliation, may choose to vote in either the Democratic or Libertarian primaries, but not both. Voters registered with the Green or Reform parties are not allowed to participate in the primary elections.

Voters can verify all of their voter information, including party affiliation, address and polling place, by visiting


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