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Early voting starts today

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the Presidential Preference Primary.

Early voting begins Saturday, June 20, and continues through Saturday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sundays. 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 Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, 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 and West Feliciana.

Voters can utilize Louisiana’s award-winning, 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 in our Voter Portal by visiting online at 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 online at 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. 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 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact the Elections Division by calling 225-922-0900 or emailing elections@sos.la.gov.