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Election day reminders


Saturday, Dec. 10 is Election Day across the state.

Eligible voters in Bossier Parish will be casting ballots for the United States Senate, the 4th Congressional District, and a mayor for the Town of Benton.

Since this is a Saturday election, the polls open at 7 a.m.

In preparation for Tuesday’s election activities, Secretary Schedler is encouraging voters to remember:

  • Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Anyone in line at 8 pm will be allowed to vote.
  • Voters can find their precinct and sample ballot by downloading the Geaux Vote app for smartphones or by visiting www.sos.la.gov.
  • Voters can also sign up for text alerts via the Geaux Vote smartphone app.
  • Voters should bring an I.D. with them to vote. (Louisiana Driver’s License, Louisiana Special I.D. card or another generally recognized picture identification card with your name and signature such as a passport) Voters without an I.D. will be required to fill out an affidavit but will be allowed to vote.
  • Voters will receive a limited-edition I Voted sticker featuring Louisiana artist George Rodrigue’s beloved Blue Dog.
  • Election results can be viewed in real-time via the Geaux Vote app and the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.la.gov.

“Based on historical voting patterns and participation in early voting we are anticipating statewide turnout of just below 30% which is significantly lower than we saw in November,” says Secretary of State Tom Schedler.  “There are still many important elections to be decided in our state so I encourage everyone to go exercise their right to vote and to educate themselves on the candidates and the issues before going to the polls.  Every vote counts, so Geaux Vote!”

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.


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