How to vote in Louisiana

The voting machines are ready, the signs are up, and poll workers in say they are ready to go.

Bossier Parish election officials are not expecting any problems Tuesday and they said there's no reason any registered voter should not be able to vote. 

Louisiana officials are encouraging everyone to bring a valid driver's license, or Louisiana Special ID, or a Photo ID with your signature to your voting location.

If you do not have an identification card, you can bring a utility bill, payroll check, or a government document that includes your name and address. You will then have to sign an affidavit.

Voters should also refrain from wearing campaign paraphernalia as that is not allowed in the voting area.

"People might need to be prepared, do their own homework on the constitutional amendments because they only have three minutes to vote," said Bossier Parish Clerk of Court Cindy Johnston.

Officials are expecting long lines and they urge voters to know their precinct number and location, since redistricting has taken place and some locations house more than one precinct.

To look up this information, head to and enter your name and zip code. You will also be able to view a sample ballot.

Each parish also has several back-up machines, in case one fails. In Caddo Parish, there are at least two machines in every precinct so officials are not expecting any voting station closures. In Bossier Parish, most precincts also have at least two machines available. Both parishes will also have technicians on call, in case a machine fails.    

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