General Election Day is Nov. 2, 2004, for presidential and congressional elections and many state elections. Each state, however, has its own primary schedule:

LOUISIANA

Electoral votes: 9
(270 electoral votes out of a total 538 needed to win general election)

Democratic delegates: 72

Republican delegates: 45

Important Dates:

Nov. 15, 2003: Gubernatorial general election

March 9, 2004: Presidential primary election

Sept. 18, 2004: State primary election

Dec. 4, 2004: General election run-off

Past Results:

2000 PRIMARY WINNERS:
Democrats: Gore with 73%
Republicans: Bush with 83.6%
2000 GENERAL ELECTION:
Democrats: Gore with 44.9%
Republicans: Bush with 52.6%
1996 PRIMARY WINNERS:
Democrats: Clinton with 80.8%
Republicans: Dole with 47.8%
1996 GENERAL ELECTION:
Democrats: Clinton with 52%
Republicans: Dole with 39.9%

Polling Places:

Louisiana has 2,415 polling places. To find your polling location, click here.

Web site: http://www.sec.state.la.us/elections/elections-index.htm