(EDITOR’S VOTE–By the time the DeQuincy News is printed, mailed and on newsstands, the Nov. 3rd Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election will have been concluded. The votes will have been counted but not verified and winners declared but not in time for publication in the News. Here are early voting tallies from Oct. 16-27.)
Early voting has concluded across the state, and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is proud to announce record-breaking turnout numbers. 964,181 Louisiana voters demonstrated enthusiasm and resolve during the challenging times of a pandemic to make their voices heard in the election.
“A pandemic or two hurricanes did not prevent nearly one million Louisianians from exercising their right to vote during early voting,” Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said. “Louisiana voters are energized and eager to make their voices heard in critical elections from the presidency down to local races. It is my strong desire to see 2020 set the record for Louisiana’s highest turnout.”
The statewide breakdown of early voting data contains insight into remaining eligible voters, expected eligible voters, as well as comparisons between this 2020 and 2016 early voting.
Beauregard Parish had 4,649 early votes in 2016 compared to 6,719 early votes in 2020.
Calcasieu Parish had 20,061 early votes in 2016 compared to 46,490 early votes in 2020.
For more information about the Secretary of State’s Elections Division, visit www.GeauxVote.com or call 225-922-0900.