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Officials issue reminders for runoff election

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana voters will head to the polls Saturday to vote in more than 200 races across the state.

The big ballot race, of course, is the runoff between Sen. Mary Landrieu and Congressman Bill Cassidy.

Around Baton Rouge, the 6th Congressional District runoff between former Gov. Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves is also on the ballot.

Officials reported 220,000 people voted early. The Secretary of State's office predicts a 40 percent voter turnout on the big day. With elections falling on a Saturday, there are some things to know before heading to the polls.

"This is definitely an election where there's a lot of attention and there has been a lot of attention for some time," said Meg Casper with the Secretary of State's office. "So, I think people do know that the election is coming up. Saturday, they need to be prepared to be there at 7 a.m. because it's a Saturday election, so if they show up at 6, they're going to be disappointed - 7 a.m. the polls open, they close at 8 p.m. As long as you're in line by 8 p.m., you'll be able to vote."

Look for complete election coverage throughout Saturday on all WAFB platforms.

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