Early Voting Begins Tomorrow

Early voting in the Louisiana Gubernatorial Primary election begins tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 30. Voting in Red River Parish will include Governor, Representative, Sheriff, Police Jury, and more. Anyone can early vote in person at the Red River Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 7. There is no voting on Sunday, Oct. 1. Voting machines are in the Registrar of Voters Office.

Voters should bring an ID with them to vote (Louisiana driver’s license, Louisiana Special ID card, a generally recognized picture identification card with name and signature such as a passport, or a digital license via LA Wallet).

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 10 by 4:30 p.m. Requests can be made online by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov and selecting “Request Absentee Ballot,” or in person at the parish Registrar of Voters office. Voters who have requested but not yet received an absentee ballot may check their absentee ballot status by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov, entering the appropriate voter information and selecting “Check Absentee Ballot Status.”

The deadline to return a completed ballot is Friday, Oct. 13 by 4:30 pm. Completed ballots can be returned to the parish Registrar of Voters by mail, in-person by the voter or by a voter’s immediate family member. Should a voter be unable to meet an absentee ballot deadline, they can still vote in-person on Election Day.

The primary election day is Saturday, October 14. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.

Exercise your right to vote!