Elections Saturday: What's on the ballot

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Voters will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor and other top offices, as well as dozens of local races.

Polling places are open Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Projections show that about 42 percent of the state's registered voters will participate in the runoff balloting.

For information about what's on your ballot, click here.

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The marquee race on the ballot is, of course, the race for governor, with state Rep. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Sen. David Vitter dueling in what has been a bitterly-fought campaign with a direct assault by Bel Edwards on David Vitter's 'serious sin,' and Vitter trying to link Bel Edwards with President Barack Obama.

The lieutenant governor's post is also up for grabs between Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.

There is also a runoff for attorney general between incumbent James 'Buddy' Caldwell and challenger Jeff Landry.

The runoff in St. Tammany for sheriff between incumbent Jack Strain and Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith has also gotten heated. Strain, the longtime sheriff, is seeking to hold on to his spot as the parish's top law enforcement officer.

There is also a hotly contested race for parish president in both St. John the Baptist and St. Bernard parishes. In St. John, incumbent Natalie Robottom is facing a stiff challenge from Daniel Becnel, while in St. Bernard, there will be a new president replacing David Peralta, who was beaten in the primary. The new president will be chosen between Wayne Guidry and Guy McInnis. 

There are also runoff elections in several statewide and parish races.

Eyewitness News will have complete election returns on air on Channel 4 beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday as well as online at WWLTV.com and on our mobile app, Facebook and Twitter.