BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Election Day is here. Here’s what you need to know for Nov. 8 Louisiana midterms.
How to find election results?
- BRProud’s website under Your Local Election HQ
- On-air on NBC Local 33 and Fox 44
- Hear from BRProud’s team live in the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.
- Get results from the BRProud team in the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
- Download the BRProud App for alerts on election results
How do I know I’m registered to vote?
Check your voter registration status by going to Voter Search on the Louisiana Secretary of State website and putting in your information.
Where do I go to vote?
The location of where a Louisiana voter is supposed to go should be on the voter information card that was received in the mail. Voters can also use the Louisiana Voter Portal or call their parish’s Registrar of Voters Office.
What time do the polls open and close?
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters in line at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote.
Do I need to bring anything to vote?
Voters are required to bring photo identification such as a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special ID card, or a United States military identification card that contains all their information.
Voters who forget their ID can ask the poll commissioner about the option to sign a voter affidavit.
How do I vote?
In Louisiana, voters use AVC Advantage voting machines. Only one person is allowed to use a voting machine data time and only has six minutes. In order to cast a vote, make at least one selection for either candidate by pressing the box to the left. Select “Yes” or “No” on a proposition election, according to the Secretary of State’s website. Voters need to select “Cast Vote” at the bottom right-hand side of the voting machine in order to be submitted and recorded.
If at any point a voter has trouble with the process, a commissioner can come help.