The 2016 Presidential General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016, but you don't have to wait till then to vote. As a matter of fact, it's highly recommended that you DON'T. The best thing to do is vote during the week of Early Voting, because you never know what will come up on election day. Your vote is more important than you could ever imagine. At stake is your future, and that's a pretty big deal. So vote your conscious and vote for someone whom you feel will represent this country best. Running for the office of President of the United States are Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine (Democrat), Donald Trump and Mike Pence (Republican). For other candidates, click here.

Whether you like the two main candidates or not, the fact is that one of them will probably be the next President of the United States. Staying home would be incredibly foolish and could have devastating consequences. By the way, America will not only be deciding on the next President, but also voting on who will go to Washington to control Congress, which is currently run by Republicans. This is a HUGE deal, because Congress can help or stop a President from achieving his or her agenda. So pay close attention to the Representatives running for a seat in the U.S. Senate and those Senators running for re-election in your state. For example: Did you know former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon, David Duke, is running to represent the fine residents of Louisiana?

Below is a look at all candidates running for Congress in Louisiana: (D)-Democrat, (R)-Republican. To find out who is running in other states, click here.

U.S. SENATOR:

[ David Vitter (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Beryl Billiot (Independent) - Businessman, USMC Veteran & '15 Gov. Candidate
Charles Boustany Jr. (R) - Congressman, Surgeon & Businessman
Foster Campbell (D) - State PSC Commissioner, Ex-State Sen., Insurance Agency Owner & '07 Gov. Candidate
Joe Cao (R) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Community Activist
Thomas Clements (Libertarian) - Businessman & '14 Candidate

Donald "Crawdaddy" Crawford (R) - Business Consultant
David Duke (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon, White Supremacist & Frequent Candidate
Derrick Edwards (D) - Attorney
Caroline Fayard (D) - Attorney, Ex-White House Aide, Ex-Congressional Aide & '10 Lt.Gov. Candidate
John Fleming (R) - Congressman, Ex-Webster Parish Coroner, Physician, Businessman & Navy Veteran

LeRoy Gillam (Libertarian) - Pentecostal Minister
Troy Hebert (Independent) - Ex-State ATC Commissioner, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State Rep.

John Kennedy (R) - State Treasurer, Ex-State Revenue Secretary, Attorney & '04/'08 Candidate

Gary Landrieu (D) - Building Contractor & Frequent Candidate
Bob Lang (Independent) - Retired Fire Chief, Vietnam War Veteran, '10 Candidate & '11 Gov. Candidate
Rob Maness (R) - Retired USAF Officer, Tea Party Activist & '14 Candidate
Kaitlin Marone (Independent) - Comedian
Charles Marsala (R) - FInancial Advisor & Ex-Atherton (CA) Mayor
Vinny Mendoza (D) - Ex-Assistant USAF Inspector General, Farmer & Frequent Candidate
Abhay Patel (R) - Business Development Executive & Ex-Investment Banker
Josh Pellerin (D) - Energy Executive

Gregory Taylor (Independent) - '15 Gov. Candidate
Arden Wells (Independent) - Disbarred Attorney, Tea Party Activist & Frequent Candidate
Peter Williams (D) - Tree Farmer & '13/'14 US Rep. Candidate

Early Voting will begin October 25, 2016, and ends November 1, 2016. Don't forget it's not to late to register to vote. If you want to vote in this election, the deadline to register is October 11, 2016.  Find out everything you need to know about registering to vote here.