Friday open to early voting for Louisiana's Nov. 18 election

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting opens Friday for Louisiana's Nov. 18 election, with the special runoff to fill the state treasurer's job the only contest facing many voters.

The Secretary of State's Office says 24 parishes only have the treasurer's race on the ballot. Thirty-two parishes also have local propositions, while only eight parishes have local candidate competitions.

The treasurer's runoff is between Democrat Derrick Edwards, a New Orleans area lawyer, and Republican John Schroder, a former state lawmaker from Covington.

The most high-profile local competition is the New Orleans mayor's race.

Voters can cast ballots early from Friday through Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except on Sunday and Veteran's Day, which is Nov. 10. Early voting is held at local parish registrar of voters' offices and other designated locations.



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