BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Friday is the first day of the early voting period in Louisiana.
If you are going out to vote on Friday, here is a list of all the locations in the area.
So this year, there are no physical “I Voted” stickers because of the coronavirus.
So basically, it is 2018 all over again with COVID-19 thrown into the mix.
You can still get an “I Voted” sticker, except it is a digital, downloadable sticker this time.
The Louisiana Department of State provided this statement about the decision:
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is announcing a digital, downloadable sticker for the upcoming November 3 and December 5 elections. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, polling locations will not distribute physical “I Voted” stickers to help protect the health and safety of our election workers and voters.
Voters may access the digital sticker by visiting sos.la.gov/IVotedSticker. After downloading the sticker, it can be displayed on social media or used as a digital background for electronic devices. Voters are also encouraged to share their pictures using the #GeauxVoteLouisiana hashtag.
“Knowing the excitement voters have for “I Voted” stickers, we wanted to make sure there was a way for voters to express their pride in voting,” Secretary Ardoin said. “So in the midst of a pandemic, we introduce the Louisiana version of an electronic “I Voted” sticker.”
Early voting for the Presidential General/Open Congressional Primary begins today, Oct. 16 through Tuesday, Oct. 27 (excluding Sundays) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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