Louisiana’s early voting time period goes through Oct. 27th

Published 2:36 pm Friday, October 16, 2020

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Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding voters that early voting began Friday, Oct. 16, and will continue through Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, Oct. 18, and Sunday, Oct. 25. He is also encouraging all eligible Louisianans to consider voting early for the Nov. 3 Presidential and Open Congressional Primary election.

Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish registrar of voters office or at other designated locations. In Washington Parish, the early voting locations are Northshore Technical Community College’s campus on Sullivan Drive in Bogalusa, and at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton.

Voters can utilize Louisiana’s award-winning, free smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to locate their early voting site, election day voting site, or view their sample ballot. GeauxBot, the virtual voter assistant, is also available to access pertinent election information such as registration deadlines, election dates, polling locations, and hours. GeauxBot is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov or by selecting Elections and Voting on sos.la.gov.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state polling commissioners will be supplied with personal protective equipment and will regularly sanitize designated areas and wipe down voting machines between each voter. 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 use a digital license via LA Wallet.

For more information, contact the Elections Division at 1-800-883-2805 or elections@sos.la.gov.