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Voters Crowd Polling Locations in Lafayette Parish

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 18:03:25-05

Across the country energized voters flooded the polls for early voting surpassing 2016 by a longshot. Today at the polls here in Acadiana, the momentum is there.

Voters say after all that 2020 has thrown at us, waiting in a line on election day is low on the list of concerns.
"The lines are very long," says Erica Zachary, who voted in Carencro.

"I like the outcome of so many people voting this year," says Taylor Wilson, who voted in Lafayette.

Voters exchanged pleasantries and crossed party lines, talking about what's to come.

"Everybody was really amicable and chatty," says Erica Buchanan, who voted in Lafayette.

A lot of that chit chat centered on one topic.

"The president, the president, that's who runs the country. that's exciting, that's the most exciting thing to vote for," says Makenzie Carrier, a first time voter.

Taylor Wilson, who has voted many times says she always brings her son, and this year her little cousin tagged along too, "so they know the importance of voting and they can see the experience so that one day when they turn the age to vote they'll be able to do it," she explains.

Polls will stay open until 8 o'clock tonight.