Early voting begins today for November 18 runoff election

SHREVEPORT - Early voting for the November 18 runoff election will begin today due to Veterans Day next week.

Democrat Derrick Edwards is facing off against Republican John Schroder in the Treasurer's race. 

The winner will replace Sen. John Kennedy. 

In Caddo Parish, residents in District 12 can vote in the Commissioner's race between Louis Johnson and  John Cunningham. 

“Because Friday, Nov. 10 is Veterans Day, which is a holiday recognized by the state, we must push early voting up one day to accommodate voters not losing a day to cast their ballot,” said Secretary Tom Schedler. “It’s the perfect time to remind voters to dedicate their vote to a current or former soldier who served our country through the Honor Vets…Vote! program. While we anticipate turnout to be extremely low based on historical data, I hope that we can all agree that voting in honor of our service members is a great reason to participate on Election Day. You can get more information on the Honor Vets…Vote! program by visiting to www.sos.la.gov/honorvets.”

Early voting will continue through Saturday, November 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, Nov. 5 and Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 10. 

Residents can vote early at their parish Registrar of Voters Office or at other designated locations. 

For a complete listing of early voting locations visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/EarlyVoting.

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