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Low interest in early voting for Louisiana Saturday election

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Few Louisiana voters cast ballots early for the upcoming statewide election, and Louisiana's chief elections officer is predicting the low interest in early voting signals a likely dismal turnout on Election Day.
  
Secretary of State Tom Schedler anticipates only about 15 percent of Louisiana's nearly 3 million voters will participate in the Saturday election. On the ballot are races for state treasurer, proposals to make three changes to the state constitution and competitions for municipal jobs.
  
In the weeklong early voting period that wrapped up this weekend, data from Schedler's office shows 92,300 people cast ballots. That's about 3 percent of eligible voters.
  
Candidates have had trouble drawing interest from voters in a year not featuring the high-profile competitions Louisiana saw the last three years for U.S. Senate and governor.

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