Polls open today at 6 AM and voters have until 8 PM to cast their ballots on a range of topics from the Presidential contest to sports betting. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin expects about 69 to 71 percent total turnout for the election, including early votes. That’s up just slightly from 2016’s turnout of 68 percent. He said he’s expecting 1.1 to 1.2 million people to vote at just over 3,000 polling locations across the state. Nearly a million early votes were cast, compared to just over half a million in 2016. Just because more people cast an early ballot doesn’t mean wait times will be lower today because of the safety measures set up for COVID-19. Voters can download the GeauxVote Mobile app ahead of time and pre-mark their ballot so they don’t hold up the line. Also have ID and PPE ready when you go to vote. Anyone in line by 8 PM tonight will get to vote.
RELATED: In a statement, Sec of State Ardoin addressed potential power problems from the storm by saying, “As Entergy and our other utility partners continue their restoration efforts across affected areas of Southeast Louisiana, all remaining polling locations currently without power have a generator either operational or scheduled for a Monday delivery and installation. No polling location will be without power on Election Day.