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Voting opens Saturday in Louisiana's Nov. 21 runoff election

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago November 06, 2015 Nov 6, 2015 Friday, November 06 2015 November 06, 2015 4:46 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the Nov. 21 runoff election, with competitions for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general on the ballot.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is hoping to draw more voters in the runoff, after a low 39 percent turnout for the primary election last month.

At the top of the list of state and local elections is the tighter-than-predicted race between Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter to be Louisiana's next governor. The winner takes over from term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal in January.

Voters can cast ballots early through Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at parish registrar of voters' offices and other locations. Early voting shuts down on Sunday and Wednesday for the Veterans Day holiday. More info is available at www.geauxvote.com .

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