What to know as early voting starts Saturday
BATON ROUGE - Early voting opens Saturday for any of Louisiana's 2.9 million registered voters seeking to cast their ballots in advance of Louisiana's December runoff.
The Dec. 6 election will settle the hotly-contested U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu and Republican challenger Bill Cassidy, along with U.S. House races in the Baton Rouge area and in northeast Louisiana.
Local competitions for mayors, district attorneys, judgeships and school board seats also are on the ballot.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is encouraging people to vote early if they can.
Early voting runs from Saturday through Nov. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the parish registrar of voters' office and other select locations. But all locations will be closed on Sunday, Thanksgiving day and the Friday after Thanksgiving.
For more, visit the WBRZ Election Center.
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