You have the right to vote in a Louisiana election if you are qualified to vote in the current election, qualified to vote in the specific precinct and you are the person whose name is in the precinct register.

The polls open at 7 a.m. for Saturday elections and close at 8 p.m. The polls open at 6 a.m. for Tuesday elections and close at 8 p.m. Voters in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

You may vote early 14 days to seven days prior to any scheduled election, on Election Day or absentee by mail.

Know which precinct you are registered to vote in, and its location if you are voting on Election Day. Be prepared to provide photo identification to vote early or on Election Day. You can obtain a free Louisiana special identification card by presenting your voter registration information card to the Office of Motor Vehicles. Do not bring or wear any campaign paraphernalia to the polls or to vote early.