Keeping the ballot box safe
BATON ROUGE - Citizens are encouraged to cast their votes for the Presidential primary and other elections, Saturday, July 11, but to do so in a safe and health conscious manner.
Saturday marks the first election since Louisiana's surge in cases of novel coronavirus, and in addition to officials urging citizens to mask up as they visit voting locations, staff are also taking extra precautions to keep voters safe.
WBRZ's Rae'ven Jackson spoke with staff who explained that voting machines are being thoroughly sanitized, as are surface areas frequented by voters. Staffers will also protect themselves and others by wearing masks, face shields, and using hand sanitizer, which will also be offered to citizens.
In addition to this, voting locations considered high-risk such as nursing homes and other senior facilities have been moved. This decision was made as a part of the Secretary of State, Kyle Ardoin's Emergency Election Plan.
Those who make their way to the polls this Saturday should keep in mind that polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and that voters are required to bring a valid form of identification.
Click here for more information on Saturday's election.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
LSU engineering students create life-changing prosthetic for Catholic High athlete
Baton Rouge community members gather at candlelight vigil for missing LSU student
Title IX conversation continues during 2021 legislative session
Baton Rouge launches new plastic pollution cleanup initiative
Hundreds of volunteers walk the levees in Saturday search effort
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...
Max Johnson in the mix for LSU starting quarterback job
Coach O admits to mistakes, takes steps to correct them in the...
Saints QB Jameis Winston gets emotional discussing Drew Brees
Southern football on the road to play Texas Southern