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Early voting continues for July 11 primary

Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 | Views: 1354

Early voting continues for July 11 primary

PHOTO: Registrar of Voters Andi Matheu and her team are shown preparing for the start of early voting, which began Saturday. Election officials are implementing numerous CDC recommendations in preparing a safe environment in which voters can cast ballots leading up to the July 11 election.


AMITE---On Saturday, 161 Tangipahoa voters cast their ballots as early voting is now underway for the July 11 primary.

Election officials across the state are encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the Presidential Preference Primary. Early voting began Saturday, June 20 and continues through Saturday, July 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday.

Pursuant to the Emergency Election Plan, the early voting period has been extended by six days.

Only registered Democrats and Republicans will be eligible to vote in their party’s respective Presidential Preference Primary, while voters in 24 parishes, regardless of party, may have a local election on their ballot. Those 24 parishes include East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana.

In addition to the Presidential Preference Primary, voters in Tangipahoa will consider a special election to fill a vacancy on the State Court of Appeals. 21st Judicial District Court Judge Beth Wolfe is running for that seat, as is 22nd Judicial District Court Judge Rick Swartz. The winner will fill the seat that was vacated last fall when Judge Will Crain ascended to the State Supreme Court bench.

Voters can utilize Louisiana’s award-winning, free smartphone app, GeauxVote Mobile, to locate their early voting site, election day voting site and view their sample ballot. Voters can also access this information in our Voter Portal by visiting https://voterportal.sos.la.gov.

Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office or at other designated locations. For a complete listing of early voting locations, visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/EarlyVoting.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our polling commissioners will be supplied with personal protective equipment and will regularly sanitize designated areas and wipe down voting machines. Hand sanitizer will be provided to voters and masks are recommended, although not required.

In addition to a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana Special ID or a generally recognized ID with picture and signature, voters may now use a digital license via LA Wallet.

Election Day for the PPP and Municipal Primary is Saturday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, contact the Elections Division by calling 225.922.0900 or emailing elections@sos.la.gov.
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