BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The voter turnout for the October 14th primary was called “historically bad” by Gov. John Bel Edwards,

The Power Coalition for Equity & Justice is stepping up efforts to educate voters on the importance of casting their ballots and making it easier for voters to get to the polls.

We are “using all forms of media, whether it’s social media, billboards, radio, events around the state to try to engage as many people as possible and so education is key. Also too, at our website, at, we have several sample ballots,” said Ashley Shelton, Executive Director of The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice.

Shelton said, “We’re providing rides to the polls and so if you live in Baton Rouge, you can dial 225-725-5909. We are providing Uber and Lyft codes and yes they will drop you off to vote, they will wait until you are finished and then bring you back home.”

Election Day is Saturday, Nov. 18.