NEW ORLEANS — The early voting period for Louisiana's gubernatorial general election ends today, Saturday, Nov. 9. 

Voters across the state can cast their ballots early by visiting their parish's Registrar of Voters Office or other designated areas from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You do not need a reason to vote early!

Voters will decide several key statewide races that went to a runoff in Louisiana's October primary elections, including the state's next governor and secretary of state. Other local races that will also be decided include St. Tammany Parish president and sheriff's office and Jefferson Parish District 2 council seat.

The governor's race tops the ballot, along with elections for secretary of state, legislative seats and a state Supreme Court justice. 

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is vying for a second term against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. The completion is tight, with President Donald Trump leading a national GOP effort against the Deep South's only Democratic governor.

To view your sample ballot, Election Day polling location or need help to vote early, visit the Louisiana Secretary of State's website.

What Do I Need to Bring To Vote?

When you go to cast your vote early, you will have to provide a photo ID or sign a voter affidavit. A driver's license, Louisiana Special ID, LA Wallet digital driver's license or other generally recognized picture ID that has your name and signature can be used for identification.

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