Early Voter Turnout Brisk In Acadiana After First Day
Have you already voted? Chances are if you live in Acadiana you could be one of the thousands that took advantage of the first day of early voting in the November 16th runoff election this past Saturday. According to the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office, voter turnout for the first day of the runoff was record-breaking.
Reports from the Secretary of State's office suggest that more than 90,000 Louisiana residents voted on Saturday. That would be a single-day record. Of course, the catalyst for the statewide interest in the election is the Governor's race. Meanwhile in Lafayette Parish voters will be choosing a new Mayor-President, that's also believed to be a driving force in early voting interest.
According to the Secretary of State, more than 2,400 votes were cast on Saturday Lafayette Parish. Over 1200 ballots were cast in St. Landry Parish, while Iberia Parish saw over 1,600 voters vote early.
Early voting continues across the state at your Parish Registrar of Voter's Office. Voting hours are 8:30 am until 6 pm through Saturday, November 9th. Election Day itself is scheduled for Saturday, November 16th.