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Addressing the House and Governmental Affairs committee Wednesday, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler sent out an S-O-S on the condition of the state’s stock of voting machines.

“I just will tell you that it’s getting a little scary out there,” Schedler said, reminding lawmakers, “Voting machine equipment is all 15-20 years, plus.”

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Early voting for the Dec. 6 runoff election begins this Saturday, Nov. 22, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 29.

Early voting locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. However, polling locations will be closed Sunday, Nov. 23, and will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office is urging people to vote early.

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 2 for the election to be held on Nov. 16.

There will be elections in 39 parishes, according to the reminder sent out by La. Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office. Early voting will continue through Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (excluding Sunday, Nov. 3).

Battle Rap

Sep 28, 2012

The deadline for voter registration for this year’s elections is Tuesday, October 9. Have you registered?

Regrettably, political and legal battles over voter identification laws compel me to ask, "Have you registered correctly?"

“One percent rapper” Nikki Minaj proclaimed that she intended to vote for Mitt Romney, but later a charged public discovered that darling Nikki hasn’t registered to vote. We’ll chalk that up as an oversight. However, several rappers have made it clear that they’re not voting.

Quite a few Texas voters are seeing dead people in the mirror these days when they go to brush their teeth in the morning.

In Houston, high school nurse Terry Collins got a letter informing her that after 34 years of voting she was off the Harris County rolls. Sorry.

"Friday of last week, I got a letter saying that my voting registration would be revoked because I'm deceased, I'm dead. I was like, 'Oh, no I'm not!' " Collins says.

Transcript

JENNIFER LUDDEN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Jennifer Ludden in Washington. In a year where a tight presidential race could be determined by a few swing states, the issue of who is allowed to vote could turn the election, which is why recent moves in Florida and Iowa are getting so much attention.

Bucking a larger trend, these two states are making it harder for former felons to vote. This comes as a number of other states in recent years have made the process easier.

First-timers Vote Today

Nov 4, 2008

First-time voters in New Orleans find different reasons to vote today.

In the last several days, Republicans and Democrats alike have been reminding voters how important it is to get out and vote. Across the nation, citizens are making phone calls and volunteering rides to neighbors. Here in New Orleans, getting out the vote is a personal and passionate act. Eve Abrams talks with a few enthusiastic voters in New Orleans on election day.