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Early voting for special primary election begins Saturday

Posted at 9:39 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 10:39:23-05

The Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office is reminding Louisiana residents of early voting opportunities for this month’s special primary election.

Early voting begins Saturday, February 9 and will continue through Saturday, February 16. Polls will open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm daily excluding Sunday, February 10.

Seven state representative seats are up for election in districts 12, 17, 18, 26, 27, 47, and 62 in 13 parishes including Calcasieu, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lincoln Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Union, Vermilion, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana.

Residents in Vermilion and Calcasieu Parish will vote on a new representative for the 47th District. The race is between Republican candidates Ryan Bourriaque and Ruben “Ben” Rivera Jr. The district seat was vacated by Bob Hensgens after he won the District 26 Senate seat in November.

Voters can use the GeauxVote Mobile to find early voting locations as well as what’s on their ballot. That information can also be accessed via the Voter Portal on the SoS website.

Citizens may do early vote in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office or at other designated locations. For a complete listing of early voting locations, click here.

A Louisiana driver’s license,  Louisiana Special ID or generally recognized ID with picture and signature must be presented before voting. Voters may now also use a digital license via LA Wallet, the new smartphone app by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.

Election Day for the special primary is Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.