Early voting continues through Tuesday for the November 3 election.
According to data from the Secretary of State Office, the number of votes cast so far has come close to the number of votes cast during the entire week of early voting in the November 2019 election.
Early voters who cast ballots in the first four days - Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday - number 430,682.
That's compared to 503,620 early ballots cast during the entire week of early voting for the November 2019 election.
In Acadiana, the same trend holds. Calcasieu and Lafayette parishes already have surpassed the number of votes cast a year ago.
Here are the SOS numbers for the first four days of early voting in our parishes:
Jeff Davis: 3,272
St. Landry: 6,104
St. Martin: 6,021
St. Mary: 5,040
That's a total of 77,637 votes.
Here are the SOS numbers for the entire week of early voting for the November 2019 election:
Jeff Davis: 4,029
St. Landry: 7,900
St. Martin: 7,967
St. Mary: 6,012
That's a total of 82,833.
Early voting is Oct. 16-27 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 25) from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
To find the location(s) in your parish, click here.
For more information about how to vote early, click here.
The Secretary of State website says: "The registrars of voters will open their offices from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each day of early voting (for the Nov. 3, 2020 election they will open their offices a 8 a.m. and close them at 7 p.m. for each day of early voting). When you go to cast your vote early, you will be asked to identify yourself with either a photo ID or signature on a voter affidavit. You may use a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card, a United States military identification card that contains the applicant's name and picture or other generally recognized picture identification card that has your name and signature. You may wish to contact your local Registrar of Voters Office for specific locations, dates and times."
To see what's on your ballot, click here.