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Early Voting for the Presidential Election (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-10-31

Duration: 00:07:12

Subjects: DARDENNE, JAY | VOTER REGISTRATION | VOTING MACHINES | Provisional ballot | Early voting | Voter turnout | Elections, 2008 | United States presidential election, 2008 | Louisiana. Department of State | Politics


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Ballard, Nissan Interviewee
  • Ballard, Ernestine Interviewee
  • Moore, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Davis, Gloria Interviewee
  • Pointer, Joyce Interviewee
  • Jones, Gwendolyn Interviewee
  • Day, Cynthia Interviewee
  • Dardenne, Jay Interviewee
  • Day, Dustine Interviewee
  • Stewart, Barbara Interviewer
  • Merrill, William Interviewee
  • Merrill, Shirley Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the October 31, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interviews with voters at the State Archives in Baton Rouge and the Department of Motor Vehicles in Baker about their experiences with early voting for the 2008 presidential election. Sanford also interviews Secretary of State Jay Dardenne about the high voter turnout for early voting, the lack of problems with the voting machines, and the process for provisional balloting if a voter experiences registration issues at the polls. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford