Running out of time to early vote
BATON ROUGE - Plenty of people have already turned out to cast votes for the November election. If you want to join them and cast your ballot early, there's still time.
More than 100,000 voters have already punched their votes, but Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he was expecting more, especially since the U.S. Senate race is garnering a lot of attention from across the country. People are wondering if Democrat incumbent Mary Landrieu will be able to hold off Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge and Tea Party favorite Rob Maness to keep her seat for a fourth term.
The votes cast in early voting usually account for about 20% of the total vote. If you still want to cast your ballot early to avoid the long lines and chaos of election day, you have until Tuesday to get your votes in.
"This election is by far, maybe not in terms of voter participation, but in attention, is the largest we've had in decades," Schedler opined.
2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited the State Archives in Baton Rouge this morning with more information about early voting and the upcoming election.
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