Election Day In Louisiana Is This Saturday
Saturday, October 22nd is Election Day in Louisiana. Check TWO things before you go to vote.
- Where is your polling place as some have changed.
- What’s on your ballot as district lines have changed.
Go to caddovoter.org to check both of those items.
Voters in Louisiana will have five constitutional amendments to consider in the October 22nd primary election plus a parish proposition. Click here to view the amendments for the voters’ consideration.
From the Caddo Parish Registrar:
Now is the time to get ready for your Presidential 2008 voting. Here are a few tips for Caddo voters to consider before either early voting or at the polls voting.
1. KNOW WHERE TO GO VOTE: It is elemental but it accounts for 90% of our election day calls at the Registrar of Voters office. “Where do I vote?” is the question of the day. For early voting the answer is simple: 525 Marshall Street at the corner of Milam and Marshall and look for the long line at the Registrar’s office. On election day you can find your polling place by checking the Poll Locator at sos.louisiana.gov and entering your name as registered and your date of birth. You’ll find your polling place location, party affiliation, a map to your precinct and even a sample ballot.
2. KNOW WHAT IS ON THE BALLOT: All Caddo voters will vote on the President and U.S. Senate election, constitutional amendments and parish charter propositions. Some voters will vote on District Judge and a few will vote on the Ward 6 Constable race. All of these election are open primary and you can cross party lines in voting.
3. KNOW WHAT IS CLOSED PRIMARY: The runoff elections for U.S. Congress are CLOSED primary and here is how it works: Republicans can only vote on Republican candidates and Democrats, No party voters, other party voters anf voters who are “independents” can only vote on the Democratic party candidates in the runoff. Libertarians, Green and Reform party members do NOT have a Congressional party runoff and cannot vote in the Republican or Denocratic party runoff.
4. BE PREPARED: Be courteous to your fellow voters and be prepared to vote. You can skip items or races if you so desire. You just have to vote on one race to make your ballot official.
You will probably have to wait whether you vote early or go to the polls. The hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The poll hours are 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Early voting is slow due to computer checkin procedures and the speed of the computer system.
Finally, take your photo I.D. regardless of where you vote. If your precinct has a letter on it like A or B then, make sure you get into the correct line. Numerous polling places have multiple precincts inside. Sites like Huntington High, Byrd Learning Center, Grace Church, Northwood High, Holy Trinity Lutheran and many others have at least two lines for voters. Make sure you know your precinct number and get in the correct line.