Everything voters need to know to get you through Election Day
The November election is just a few weeks away—so now’s the time to make sure your voter information is updated and you are ready to cast a ballot in some of the most important elections of our time.
Early voting has ended as of 7 p.m. Tuesday with record-breaking turnout in Louisiana. Millions voters having cast their ballots a week before the Nov. 3 Election Day.
WHAT YOU NEED TO VOTE IN PERSON
A valid photo ID. That can be: a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special ID card (obtained for free at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card), a Louisiana Wallet digital driver’s license, or any other picture ID card that contains your name and signature. If you do not have a form of ID, you can still vote in person by signature on a voter affidavit, which will be later verified by an election official.
ELECTION DAY INFO
Polls will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. “If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line—you have the right to vote,” according to the ACLU.
WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT
Besides the presidential race and our mayor race, here are some other items you’ll see on the ballot Nov. 3.
Voters will select a Metro Council member for all 12 districts except for District 3, where Republican Rowdy Gaudet ran unopposed.
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy faces 14 challengers for his reelection, including Democratic Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, who is regarded as a top challenger.
All six Louisiana delegates of the U.S. House of Representatives are up for grabs. In the Capital Region, incumbent Democrat Cedric Richmond of District 2 faces five challengers, and incumbent Republican Garret Graves of District 6 faces three challengers.
There are seven amendments requiring a “yes” or “no” vote. Among them is an amendment concerning abortion rights as allowed by the state constitution. Others deal with property taxes, homestead exemptions and the use of funds for disasters.
FIND OUT MORE
Get the latest election updates as well as detailed information for your voting precinct at the Secretary of State’s website, sos.la.gov.