Early Voting begins today; here is what is on the ballot and where to vote

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Across Louisiana, voters head to the polls to cast their early vote for the November 3rd election.

Louisiana voters will find on the ballot choices for the Presidential election, Senate and Congressional seats, judgeships, Orleans Parish District Attorney, and several amendments.

The expanded early voting period begins Friday October 16 and runs through October 27, excluding Sundays. Early voting polls are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Due to the pandemic, the dates and times for early voting were extended under the state’s emergency election plan.

Where to vote

Voters in Orleans parish can use the new poll location at Smoothie King Center in addition to the traditional voting location at: City Hall (Room #1W24), the Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St., the Voting Machine Warehouse, 8870 Chef Menteur Hwy. and the Lake Vista Community Center, 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd.

Jefferson Parish voters can cast their vote at the Joseph Yenni building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. (Room 502), the Charles Odom Building, 501 West Bank Expressway (Suite C-2), 408 Minor St. in Kenner, and the Grand Isle Multiplex.

In Plaquemines Parish voters can visit the Parish Government Building 28028 Hwy 23 Port Sulphur, LA 70083, Belle Chasse Annex 301 Main Street Belle Chase, LA 70037, or the Rev. Percy M. Griffin Community Center 15577 Hwy 39 Davant, LA 70040.

And in St Tammany Parish voters can visit the Justice Center parking garage in Covington, the Towers Building, 520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell; and the St. Tammany Parish Administrative Complex, 21490 Koop Dr., Mandeville.

For a complete list of early voting locations parish by parish, click here.

What voters will need to cast their vote

Early voters will need to bring to the voting polls a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana identification card, or a United States military ID-card with name and picture. For a look at a sample ballot, click here.

How to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail has passed but Louisiana residents can still go online to register to vote. For more information on registering online click here.