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More and more voters casting ballots early

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 13:01:58-05

Early voting for next Saturday's election ended yesterday, and the numbers show that a lot of Louisiana voters took advantage of the option.

Statistics from the Secretary of State's office show that 489,649 people voted early for the run-off election, compared to 270,144 for the run-off in 2015.

Since there are now 2.9 million registered voters in Louisiana, about 16 percent of voters cast their ballots early.

Of those who voted early statewide, 322,801 were white and 152,344 were black. Another 14,504 identify as "other." Looking at party registration, 226,356 are Democrats and 186,991 are Republicans. Another 76,302 were another party or no party. The gender break-down was 213,783 male and 275,759 female.

Here are the percentages of registered voters who cast early ballots, broken down by "race," party and gender.

White: 17 percent
Black: 16 percent
Other: 9 percent
Democrats: 18 percent
Republicans: 20 percent
Other: 10 percent
Male: 16 percent
Female: 17 percent

Here are the early voting numbers for Acadiana's parishes:

Acadia: 5,458 votes in 2019, compared to 3,079 in 2015
Calcasieu: 15,423 votes in 2019, compared to 9,782 in 2015
Evangeline: 3,819 votes in 2019, compared to 2,149 in 2015
Iberia: 8,341 votes in 2019, compared to 5,260 in 2015
Jeff Davis: 3,931 votes in 2019, compared to 2,302 in 2015
Lafayette: 17,051 votes in 2019, compared to 11,114 in 2015
St. Landry: 7,549 votes in 2019, compared to 4,092 in 2015
St. Martin: 7,813 votes in 2019, compared to 4,003 in 2015
St. Mary: 5,866 votes in 2019, compared to 3,405 in 2015
Vermilion: 5,374 votes in 2019, compared to 2,531 in 2015

If you'd like to see more statistics, you can visit the Secretary of State's website.

Here's the page with early voting statistics, by election.
Here's the page with voter registration statistics, by parish.