Election Coverage

Nov 5, 2012 7:32 PM by Chris Welty

Answering Your Questions Before Heading to the Polls


Across the state, polls will open at six am and close at 8pm.

Since it's a presidential election and there's a heated congressional race, lines are expected to be longer than normal. So, what happens if there is a long line when the polls close?

"The commissioner in charge goes to the end of the line and everyone in line will be allowed to vote," said Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret.

If you need a ride to the polls, Perret says it is best to coordinate with neighbors or friends to ensure you get to your precinct in time.
If you've received conflicting information about where you should vote, it's best to contact the registrar or clerk of courts' office to make sure you go to the right location.

"Everybody should be given at least once every four years contact by registrars office to confirm where they vote."

For the volunteers helping super storm Sandy victims, if they didn't absentee or early vote before leaving, they will not be able to vote unless they're home.

Remember to bring a pictured i.d. such as a driver's license, state issued i.d. or even your Sam's card. If you forget your i.d. or if you don''t have one, you can fill out an affidavit, but it does take about five minutes.

Tomorrow on GMA I'll answer some of your questions concerning how long you have in the booth and if you can wear campaign apparel inside the precinct.

Chris Welty



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