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LA Secretary of State offers Election Day reminders


voteTomorrow is Election Day.

Eligible voters will be casting ballots for Congressional Primary elections, 14 constitutional amendments and an assortment of local races and propositions beginning at 6:00 A.M. Tuesday, Nov. 4. In preparation of election activities, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging voters to remember:

–Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Anyone in line at 8:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

–Sample ballots can be reviewed by downloading the GeauxVote Mobile app for smartphones or by visiting www.sos.la.gov. The ballot is extremely long this election, so being familiar with the issues/candidates is important and will save voters time at the polls.

–Voters can also sign up for text alerts via the GeauxVote Mobile smartphone app.

–Voters should bring an ID with them to vote (Louisiana Driver’s License, Louisiana Special ID card or another generally recognized picture identification card with your name and signature such as a passport). Voters without an ID will be required to fill out an affidavit, but will be allowed to vote.

Election results can be viewed in real-time via the GeauxVote Mobile app and the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.la.gov.

“We anticipate a strong turnout on Tuesday across the state,” says Secretary of State Tom Schedler. “This is an election like no other for Louisiana in terms of the size of the election, the anticipated turnout and the national media attention surrounding our U.S. Senate race. 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 so we can minimize wait times. Every vote counts, so Geaux Vote!”

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