Actions

First time voters prepared to cast ballot

Voting
Posted at 10:26 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 00:00:33-04

Louisiana election officials say they expect a big turnout for the November 3 election, thanks in part to an increase in voter registration.

So far, more than 159,000 people are registered to vote. Of those, 51,000 are registered as Democrats. 63,000 are registered as Republicans, while 44,000 people are registered as "Other" or Independent.

First time registered voters we spoke to say they're ready to cast their ballot.

"People need to start voting, young people," said Floyd Darby. "I decided, hey, I want to try and vote. And if I can vote then I'm going to vote, because my vote can make a difference in the world."

If you haven't registered to vote yet, you can do so at sos.la.gov.

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel