Tomorrow, October 27, is the last day for early voting for the November 3 election.
Early voting for the election is open in every parish at the parish registrar of voters office, and in other locations as well, in some parishes.
In Lafayette Parish, there are three locations to cast ballots, and we stopped by one this morning to find a long line of voters waiting.
Geraldine Decuir says she had to wait an hour to vote at the Martin Luther King Center on Cora Drive, but she was glad of it.
"It took over an hour, the line was long, but it was great to see that the line was long, because it shows that people are interested. They are casting their votes, and taking charge of the rights that we do have to vote, and what our forefathers fought for," Decuir said.
Decuir said there are so many things Americans are going through this year, but we still need to participate in the change we want by voting.
"We need to take a stand and vote, we need to make the change. That's where the change is going to happen, when we vote," she said.
Decuir said she saw people from all age groups in the center voting today. She has a message for her neighbors:
"If you haven't voted, get out and vote. It is important. Don't talk about it, don't wish upon it, make it happen. Let's make a change. Let's be part of the change. It's time we take charge and make it happen for us, not wait on anybody else. It's our time," she said.
To find the location(s) in your parish where you can vote early, click here.
For more information about how to vote early, click here.
The Secretary of State website says: "The registrars of voters will open their offices from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each day of early voting (for the Nov. 3, 2020 election they will open their offices a 8 a.m. and close them at 7 p.m. for each day of early voting). When you go to cast your vote early, you will be asked to identify yourself with either a photo ID or signature on a voter affidavit. You may use a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card, a United States military identification card that contains the applicant's name and picture or other generally recognized picture identification card that has your name and signature. You may wish to contact your local Registrar of Voters Office for specific locations, dates and times."
To see what's on your ballot, click here.
Here are the early voting locations for Acadiana Parishes:
568 NW COURT CIRCLECROWLEY, LA
EVANGELINE PARISH COURTHOUSE200 COURT ST, STE 102VILLE PLATTE
IBERIA PARISH COURTHOUSE300 S. IBERIA ST. STE 110NEW IBERIA
Jeff Davis302 N CUTTING AVEJENNINGS
1010 LAFAYETTE ST., SUITE 313, LAFAYETTE* MARTIN LUTHER KING RECREATIONALCENTER, 309 CORA STREETLAFAYETTE, LA 70501* EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY215 LA NEUVILLE ROAD, YOUNGSVILLE, LA 70592
COURTHOUSE118 S. COURT ST., SUITE 114OPELOUSASEUNICE CITY HALL300 S. SECOND STREETEUNICE, LA 70535
ST. MARTIN PARISH COURTHOUSE ANNEX415 SAINT MARTIN STREETST MARTINVILLE* STEPHENSVILLE FIRE STATION (NEW)1227 STEPHENSVILLE ROAD, MORGAN CITY, LA 70380* SYDNIE MAE DURAND SENIOR CITIZENCENTER391 CANNERY ROAD, BREAUX BRIDGE, LA 70517
ST MARY PARISH COURTHOUSE500 MAIN ST., STE. 301, FRANKLINST MARY PARISH ANNEX BUILDING301 THIRD ST, MORGAN CITY, LA 70380
VERMILION PARISH COURTHOUSECOURTHOUSE, 100 N. STATE ST., #120, ABBEVILLE
(* indicates that these locations may be open for limited dates. Check early voting locations at the Voter Portal or contact your registrar for information.)
Due to Hurricane’s Laura and Delta, the Secretary of State's Office says that some polling locations have been relocated. For a complete listing of early voting locations, visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/EarlyVoting.