BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) — With early voting concluded across Louisiana, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said the 2020 turnout for the presidential election has been record-breaking.
964,141 Louisiana voters cast their vote during the two-week period for the Nov. 3 election, according to Ardoin. That is 432,626 more early votes than were cast than in the 2016 presidential election, which is 81% more than four years ago.
Bossier Parish more than doubled early voting totals from 2016, with 27,669 this year compared to 12,077 four years ago. 2,939 people voted in Bossier Parish on the last day of early voting, breaking the record for a single day of early voting in the parish set just the day before of 2,582.
In Caddo, the final tally for this year’s early voting is 28,557. That is 12,275 more early votes than were cast in the last presidential election. 2,359 people voted in Caddo on the last day of early voting.
“A pandemic or two hurricanes did not prevent nearly one million Louisianians from exercising their right to vote during early voting,” Kyle Ardoin said. “Louisiana voters are energized and eager to make their voices heard in critical elections from the presidency down to local races. It is my strong desire to see 2020 set the record for Louisiana’s highest turnout.”
A quick breakdown shows that, of the people expected to vote in the Nov. 3, 46% of voters have already cast a ballot — either in-person at their Registrar of Voters or by absentee ballot.
The state has also shown daily early voting totals and shown comparisons to previous elections.
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