Record number of early voters show up in Louisiana

Record number of early voters show up in Louisiana
Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:47pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 5:06pm

The Secretary of States office said a record number of voters went to the polls over the last week for early voting.

The numbers were about 20-percent higher than the 2008 presidential election.

Statewide just more than 343,000 people voted early for next weeks' election.

Here at home, about 32,000 waited in line to vote. The wait for some was close to two hours.

Polls open on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m.

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