Early voting for Louisiana’s presidential preference primary on March 24 begins Saturday and ends March 17, excluding Sunday.

The ballot also includes a number of local races and issues, such as the races for Port Allen police chief and 23rd Judicial District judge in Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes.

There are other municipal races in Baker, Slaughter, Norwood, Jackson, Ponchatoula, Independence, Gramercy and Henderson.

Tax proposals include a tax-and-bond proposal for libraries in West Feliciana Parish, a Tangipahoa Parish Hospital Service District 2 property tax, and a property tax for the Baker school system.

Also, there are races for Republican Party and Democratic Party state central committee and parish executive committees.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, early voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

• Main Office: Governmental Building, 222 St. Louis St., Room 201.

• Southeast Office: Court Plaza Building, 10500 Coursey Blvd., Room 203.

• Baker Office: Motor Vehicle Building, 2250 Main St., Baker.

• Satellite Office: Secretary of State Archives Building, 3851 Essen Lane.

Early voters should bring a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card or some photo identification and voter registration card.

For more information, call the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Office at (225) 389-3940.