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Early voting begins June 20 for Presidential Preference Primary

Some local elections in Acadiana
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Posted at 9:42 AM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 10:42:14-04

The Secretary of State Office is encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the Presidential Preference Primary which begins this weekend.

Early voting begins Saturday, June 20 and continues through Saturday, July 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, June 21 and Sunday, June 28.

Pursuant to the Emergency Election Plan, the early voting period has been extended by six days.

Only registered Democrats and Republicans will be eligible to vote in their party’s respective Presidential Preference Primary, while voters in 24 parishes, regardless of party, may have a local election on their ballot.

Those 24 parishes include Bienville, Caddo, Calcasieu, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Sabine, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana.

Voters can utilize Louisiana’s free smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to locate their early voting site, election day voting site and view their sample ballot. Voters can also access this information on the SOS 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 response to the COVID-19 pandemic, polling commissioners will be supplied with personal protective equipment and will regularly sanitize designated areas and wipe down voting machines. The Secretary of State's Office says that 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 now use a digital license via LA Wallet.

Election Day for the PPP and Municipal Primary is Saturday, July 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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