Early Voting For Saturday Election Below 4 Percent
The secretary of state's office is predicting a low turnout for Saturday's election after fewer than 4 percent of Louisiana's registered voters cast ballots in early voting.
The final totals showed about 101,000 of the state's 2.9 million voters voted in advance.
Only 36 percent of voters showed up for the Oct. 22 primary, when five statewide offices were on the ballot. First Assistant Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said that Saturday's turnout could be as low as 18 percent to 20 percent.
In three parishes — Concordia, West Carroll and Jefferson Davis — the only item on the ballot is a statewide constitutional amendment to prohibit local and state governments from imposing a new real estate transfer tax.