Voting is Tuesday

Voting on a ballot topped by a presidential election is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Sample ballots for the election are Page 6. A list of voting precincts is on Page 3.
Early voting, held from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, indicates strong interest in the election.
In St. Landry Parish, 6,556 people voted early at the end of voting Tuesday, which represents about 11 percent of the 58,599 voters eligible for the election. Four years ago, 5,214 people voted early.
It is the same story in Acadia Parish where 5,986 people voted early, up from 4,690 votes four years ago. There are 40,204 voters registered to vote Tuesday in Acadia Parish.
In the state, 515,181 people voted early, up from 356,603 early votes four years ago.
A photo identification is needed to vote.
The registration deadline for the Nov. 8 election has passed, but registration is accepted until Nov. 9 for the Dec. 10 runoff election.
The the last day to request an absentee by mail ballot for the Presidential Election and Congressional Primary Election is 4:30 p.m. Friday.
The last day to request an absentee by mail ballot for the Congressional General Election is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6.
Voters can request an absentee by mail ballot online through the state Secretary of State’s Voter Portal or in writing from a registrar of voters office.
Registration is available at the registrar of voters offices or online at geauxvote.com.
St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters Cheryl Milburn reports there are 58,599 voters registered in the parish for the Nov. 8 election. There are 33,272 registered as Democrats; 12,734 registered as Republicans; and 12,643 as other party.
In Acadia Parish, Billie Myer, registrar of voters, reports 40,189 voters registered for the Nov. 8 election. Of those, 18,803 are Democrats; 11,863 are Republicans; and 9,523 are other party.

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