Posted: Aug 28, 2010 10:29 PM by Shawn Kline
Updated: Aug 28, 2010 10:39 PM
With a number of big seats in Washington on the line, you would expect a decent voter turn out.
So, how many of you punched the ballot?
KATC crunched the numbers to find a low voter turn-out for just about every parish.
In Iberia Parish, a more than expected 12% of their voters came to the precincts.
In Lafayette Parish... only 7% of voters came to the polls.
And in St. Landry, a measly 4.5% notched a vote.
These, just some of the numbers those who did vote are disappointed with.
"When we come here, there's such a low voter turn out." Thomas Vilcan says, "it's a small number of people who determine who runs this state, this country."
Area parish officials say they expected low turn-outs... around 10%, but they would have liked to see more than what they got.
"If you walk a mile down the street to the convenience store," Vilcan says, "you can at least walk across the street to go vote."