Last minute spike in voter registration shows election interest
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — A new report by the Secretary of State's Office shows an increase in the number of registered voters in the state.
According to the report, there are more than 8,500 new registered voters compared to September 1 of this year, bringing the total amount of registered voters in the state to 2,842,533 voters.
Nearly 650 new voters claimed to be registered democrats; almost 3,700 registered as republicans; over 4,200 voters said they belonged to other parties.
The Secretary of State's Office had a big push on last minute voter registration in the past few weeks; to vote in the October election, voters had to register by September 24.