The Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office reported 17,766 voters turned out statewide Saturday as early voting began for the Oct. 22 primary election.
In East Baton Rouge Parish, 560 people voted Saturday.
Livingston and Ascension parishes drew 560 and 242 voters, respectively, the Secretary of State’s Office said.
The highest-drawing parish in the state was Tangipahoa, with 838 voters casting ballots.
Early voting for the election resumes Monday and runs through Saturday.
The ballot includes races for five of Louisiana’s statewide elected officials, legislative seats and numerous local offices.
Voters can cast early ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at four Registrar of Voters Office locations in East Baton Rouge Parish.
• Main Office: Room 201 of the Governmental Building, 222 St. Louis St.
e_SBlt Southeast Office: Room 203 of Court Plaza Building, 10500 Coursey Blvd.
e_SBlt Baker Office: Motor Vehicle Building, 2250 Main St.
e_SBlt Satellite Office: Secretary of State Archives Building, 3851 Essen Lane.
Voters should bring a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card or some other recognized photo ID and their voter registration card.
For more information, call the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Office at (225) 389-3940.