Early voting for March election starts Saturday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LAPLACE – Early voting for Louisiana’s presidential preference primary on March 24 begins Saturday and continues until March 17, with the exception of Sunday. The ballot will also feature local races that include special elections for 23rd Judicial District Judge in St. James Parish and 29th Judicial District court in St. Charles Parish. There is also a seat on the board of aldermen in the town of Gramercy up for grabs. Early voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations in the River Parishes:

In St. John the Baptist Parish, residents may visit the Registrar of Voters offices within the Percy Hebert Building, 1801 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace, or at the St. John Parish Courthouse, 2393 Louisiana Highway 18, Edgard.

In St. James Parish, residents must go to the St. James Parish Courthouse, 5800 Louisiana Highway 44, Convent.

In St. Charles Parish, residents may either go to the St. Charles Courthouse, 15045 Louisiana 18, Hahnville, or the Arterbury Building, 14564 River Road, New Sarpy. Early voters should bring a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card or some other recognized photo identification and voter registration card.