ELECTION DAY: What you need to know as you head to the polls

Decision 2020 Election coverage
Decision 2020 Election coverage(KPLC)
Updated: Nov. 3, 2020 at 8:49 AM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Election Day has arrived.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, is the Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election.

Due to hurricanes Laura and Delta, some polling places have been relocated. Click HERE for a list of relocated polling places in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes.

For polling places in other parishes and to see what’s on your ballot, visit

For an explainer on the constitutional amendments, click HERE.

When the polls close at 8, you’ll be able to find results from national, state and local races on

Below is more information on today’s election:

  • Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
  • Voters can find their polling location and sample ballot by downloading the GeauxVote Mobile app for smartphones or by visiting
  • Voters can also use the virtual voter assistant, GeauxBot, to access election information. You can do this by visiting or by selecting Elections and Voting on
  • Voters can sign up for text alerts via GeauxVote Mobile.
  • Voters should bring an ID with them to vote such as a Louisiana driver’s license, Louisiana Special ID card, a generally recognized picture identification card with name and signature such as a passport, or a digital license via LA Wallet. Voters without an ID will be required to fill out an affidavit but will be allowed to vote.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, polling commissioners will be supplied with personal protective equipment and will regularly sanitize designated areas and voting machines between each voter. Hand sanitizer will be provided to voters and masks are recommended, although not required.

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