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|Early voting in federal primary begins Saturday|
Early voting for the Aug. 28 federal primary elections will begin Saturday, Aug. 14, and will run through Saturday, Aug. 21.
Polls will be open on these days from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with voting to take place in the Registrar of Voters Office in the Franklin Parish Courthouse.
In the Republican senate race primary, registered Republicans will only vote on the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate.
U.S. Sen. David Vitter is being challenged in the primary by Chet Traylor, a retired state Supreme Court justice and former Winnsboro resident who now lives in Monroe and Nick J. Accardo, a Franklin physician.
Registered Democrats will vote on the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in a contest between U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, Neeson J. Chauvin Jr. of Carencro and Cary J. Deaton of Metairie.
Registered Libertarians will vote on the Libertarian candidates for U.S. Senate. Candidates competing for the Libertarian nomination are Anthony Gentile of Mandeville and Randall Todd Hayes of Atlanta.
Republicans will chose between U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, a Republican from Quitman and Monroe businessman Todd Slavant in the the 5th Congressional District race.
Unaffiliated voters, such as no party or other party members, may choose to vote in either the Democratic party or Libertarian party primary. Unaffiliated party members did not choose to be members of one of the five recognized parties in Louisiana hence, the term "unaffiliated"
Green and Reform party members will not vote as they do not have a primary since two candidates did not file for U.S. Senate or the 5th district Congress.
Once the unaffiliated voter has chosen to vote in the Democratic or Libertarian party primary, he can not vote for Senate in one party and U.S. Congress in the other party.
Unaffiliated voters will be asked during early voting in which party's primary they wish to vote and their voting card will be programed based on their choice.
Statewide primary elections will be held on Oct. 2 and run-off elections, if needed, are scheduled for Nov. 2