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Aug 20, 2010 1:17 PM by Letitia Walker

Early Voting Numbers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As the early voting period nears its
Saturday end, only a small slice of Louisiana's voters have cast
ballots for the congressional party primary elections.
The latest tally Friday showed about 18,300 people voting so far
in the Aug. 28 primary. That's less than 1 percent of the state's
2.9 million registered voters.
Republicans have shown up in stronger margins than Democrats to
cast their ballots early, and more women have chosen the option
than men, according to statistics from the Secretary of State's
office.
Primaries for the U.S. Senate race are on the ballot statewide,
along with some U.S. House districts. Primaries are held if more
than one candidate in the same party registered for a congressional
race.
Early voting ends Saturday at 6 p.m.

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