NEW ORLEANS Voters will head to the polls Saturday to cast ballots in more than 25 local races and a Republican presidential primary which, for the first time in years, will garner national attention because of the fractured GOP vote.
Polls are open Saturday from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Republican candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are all making campaign stops across the state this week, with hopes of swaying GOP voters. Several Republican candidates who have left the race since qualifying for the primary in Louisiana will also appear on the ballot. President Barack Obama's name will appear on the ballot, against three political unknowns from the Democratic party.
In New Orleans there is an election for an at-large seat on the City Council. Seven candidates are vying for the citywide seat formerly held by Arnie Fielkow.
There are mayoral races in Mandeville, Madisonville and Ponchatoula, as well as council races in Mandeville, Madisonville, Kenner, Harahan, and Grand Isle.
Grand Isle and Ponchatoula voters will also elect a police chief. There are also other races and local issues on the ballot in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Washington parishes.
For a more detailed look at the ballot in your area, click herefor information from the Secretary of State's office.
Eyewitness News and WWLTV.com will bring you election results once the polls close at 8 p.m. and have analysis from Clancy DuBos, as well as live reports from the New Orleans City Council At-large candidates' headquarters.