Early voting continues through Saturday, Oct. 15 around the state for Oct. 22 elections that include contests for five of Louisiana’s statewide elected officials, legislative seats and numerous local offices.

Early voting continues until Oct. 15 at parish registrars offices as well as some satellite locations such as the State Archives Building, at Interstate 12 and Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.

The locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Sunday.

“We are encouraging people to do it now more than ever,” Secretary of State Tom Schedler said Friday, because of football games and family obligations that may interfere with Oct. 22 voting.

Just over 4 percent of Louisiana’s 2.9 million voters cast their ballots in advance of last October’s statewide elections. Then, there were two statewide races on the ballot — U.S. Senate and a special election for lieutenant governor.

Today, there are about 2.8 million eligible voters for the Oct. 22 election where a lackluster governor’s race tops the ballot.