Final hours tick away as early voting wraps up in Louisiana
UPDATE: Louisiana is poised to set a new mid-term election high for early and absentee voting, officials tell WBRZ.
With the pre-election day voting period set to end at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the Secretary of State's office forecasts a total of more than 350,000 early and absentee votes. That would mark an increase of at least 11 percent over 2018,. the most recent comparable election cycle.
The uptick is driven largely by senior voters, who can enroll in the Absentee by Mail Ballot program once they turn 65.
Secretary of State representatives Joel Watson and John Tobler told WBRZ that only minor issues were reported during the early voting term, including confusion related to redistricting following the recent census.
BATON ROUGE - Voters looking to cast their ballot in advance of next week's election have until Tuesday evening to do so.
In accordance with state regulations, early voting concludes one week before election day.
Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome took to Twitter to urge voters to take advantage of the opportunity.
Today is the last day of early voting for the November 8 election. Make your voice heard and Geaux Vote! pic.twitter.com/DSopGNXA7D— Sharon Weston Broome (@MayorBroome) November 1, 2022
According to Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin, more than 220,000 people had voted in-person by Monday, which matched the final early voting figure from the last mid-term election, in 2018. With Tuesday voting added in, the number should well exceed that last comparable election.
Additional information is available at the Secretary of State's website.
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