Sep 20, 2011 5:57 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Deadline nears to register to vote for Oct. 22

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wednesday is the last day to register to vote in the Oct. 22 elections.
New voters who want to sign up can go to their parish registrar of voters' office, or register online at
The Times-Picayune reports that there are 2.78 million voters registered in Louisiana, according to Secretary of State's Office spokesman Sailor Jackson. Democrats accounted for almost half of the registration, with 1.4 million voters, while Republicans totaled 707,000, and 657,000 are registered as independents.

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