Early voting for Nov. 8 election underway

Dates set for early voting for Nov. 8 election

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Early voting for the November 8 election began Tuesday, October 25 and continues through Tuesday, November 1, except on Sunday, October 30 when offices will be closed.

Early voting hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, early voting will be at the three offices of the Registrar of Voters and at the State Archives Building on Essen Lane. The locations are as follows:

  • City Hall: 222 Saint Louis St. - Room 201
  • Fire Station Building: 11010 Coursey Blvd.
  • State Archives Building: 3851 Essen Ln.
  • Motor Vehicle Building: 2250 Main St., Baker

Raborn encourages voters to view the sample ballot online at www.GeauxVote.com prior to voting.

"Arriving at the polling place prepared expedites the process for everyone. We are expecting heavy voter turnout, and this year's ballot is long due to numerous candidates running for President, the U.S. Senate, Congress, Mayor-President, and the Metro Council. In addition, the ballot includes six proposed amendments to the state constitution as well as some other propositions in selected parts of the parish," said East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn.

Early voters must present a Louisiana driver's license, a Louisiana special identification card, or other generally recognized photo ID. Voters with no photo identification may vote after completing an Identification Affidavit.

Additional election information is available on the Secretary of State's website at www.GeauxVote.com, or you can call the Registrar of Voters at 225-389-3940.

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