Early voting numbers are in, and Louisiana voters seem to be voting at a higher rate than they did in the last state-wide election.
After only one day of early voting for the November 6 election, nearly 70,000 people statewide have cast ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s website.
That’s compared to 93,000 votes cast during an entire week of early voting for the November 2017 election. For that election, turnout was 15 percent each for Democrats and Republicans, with a statewide turnout of 13 percent.
Early voting continues through next week. For information about how to vote early, or to see what’s on your ballot, click here.
In November 2017, there were 2,975,656 registered voters in Louisiana.
Current numbers for registered voters weren’t available; but 30 days ago there are 2,991,018 registered voters in Louisiana. October 16 was the deadline to register for the November 2018 election.
Here’s a breakdown by parish of yesterday’s totals:
Acadia: 1,127 votes cast. Of those, 491 were cast by men and 636 were cast by women; 631 were Democrats and 361 by Republicans.
Calcasieu: 2,306 votes cast. Of those, 1,112 were men and 1,194 were women: 1,012 were Democrats and 929 were Republicans.
Evangeline: 574 votes cast. Of those, 241 were men and 333 were women; 389 were Democrats and 118 were Republicans.
Iberia: 1,026 votes cast. Of those, 485 were men and 541 were women; 439 were Democrats and 465 were Republicans.
Jefferson Davis: 705 votes cast. Of those, 320 were men and 385 were women; 348 were Democrats and 265 were Republicans.
Lafayette: 2,596 votes cast. Of those, 1,208 were men and 1,388 were women; 1,023 were Democrats and 1,217 were Republicans.
St. Landry: 1,307 votes cast. Of those, 537 were men and 770 were women; 869 were Democrats and 299 were Republicans.
St. Martin: 1,158 votes cast. Of those, 544 were men and 614 were women; 559 were Democrats and 471 were Republicans.
St. Mary: 988 votes cast. Of those, 483 were men and 505 were women; 398 were Democrats and 429 were Republicans.
Vermilion: 787 votes cast. Of those, 401 were men, and 385 were women; 377 were Democrats and 315 were Republicans.