Louisiana voters prepare for their turn in the 2016 Presidential Primary

Election 2016: Presidential Primary

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana voters will have their turn to vote in the Presidential primary races when polls open Saturday at 7:00 a.m. Polls will remain open until 8:00 p.m.  Those in line by 8:00 p.m will be allowed to vote.

In the race for President, to vote for a republican candidate, voters must have registered as a republican. To vote for a democratic candidate, voters must have registered as a democrat.

Other local races are open to all parties. In East Baton Rouge, voters in Baker will elect a new Mayor, Police Chief and council members. A new district judge in West Baton Rouge will also be elected.

According to the Secretary of State's Office website, the following is what you need to bring to your polling place:

  • You will be asked for a picture identification card to vote at the polling place. This can include a Louisiana driver's license, a Louisiana Special ID card, or other generally recognized.
  • Picture identification card with your name and signature. If you do not have a picture ID, you will be asked identifying questions by the poll worker and asked to sign an identification affidavit before voting.

You can view a sample ballot at the Secretary of State's Office website, www.geauxvote.com.

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