They'll wait until Nov. 2 if they have to but candidates on the November ballot are making it clear: They want your vote now.

The early voting period that is getting underway Tuesday continues through next Tuesday. There is at least one early voting place in every parish and early voting takes place every day except Sunday.

In the biggest race on the ballot in Louisiana, both Republican Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, have sent out e-mailed reminders to supporters encouraging them to vote early