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Saturday Election Day reminders

1 year 6 months 6 days ago Saturday, December 10 2016 Dec 10, 2016 December 10, 2016 3:36 PM December 10, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – As the polls open for Election Day on Saturday, eligible voters will be casting ballots for the United States Senate, the 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts, Baton Rouge Mayor-President and other municipal races.

Since it is a Saturday election, the polls will open at 7 a.m.

The Secretary of State's office reminds voters:

- Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

- Voters can find their precinct and sample ballot by downloading the Geaux Vote app or by visiting www.sos.la.gov.

- Voters should bring their ID with them to vote. A Louisiana Driver's License, Louisiana Special I.D. card or another recognized picture I.D. card with your name and signature such as a passport) Voters without an I.D. will be required to fill out an affidavit before voting.

- Voters will receive a limited-edition "I Voted" sticker featuring Louisiana artist George Rodrigue's Blue Dog.

- Election results can be viewed in real time via the Secretary of State's website or the Geaux Vote App.

The Secretary of State's Office says that it expects a lower voter turnout than what was seen in the November election.

Based on historical voting patterns and participation in early voting we are anticipating statewide turnout of just below 30% which is significantly lower than we saw in November," says Secretary of State Tom Schedler. 

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