Thousands of voters hit the polls as early voting wraps up in Louisiana

Louisiana residents have until 7 pm to be in line to vote
Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 7:43 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) -Early voting wrapped up on Thursday with record-breaking numbers.

Voters came in droves and the numbers for early voting reflect that. At the close of polls on Monday, Ouachita, Lincoln, and Morehouse parish had the highest early voting numbers, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Early voting numbers for those parishes were as follows, Lincoln 8,035, Morehouse 6,289, and Ouachita 6,127.

More than 80% of those ballots were cast in person.

People waiting in line said that they felt the long lines were worth the wait.

“I thought it was going to be worse I thought the wait time was going to be worse but the line is really moving fast but I just wanna encourage everyone [to] go ahead and come out and vote. Don’t let the long lines discourage you” said Tiffany Carter, who was voting in Ouachita Parish.

First-time voter Creek Bayham said he feels it’s important to have his voice heard in such a historic election.

“It’s also my first time voting and I just wanted to make sure I got my vote in and made my impact on what I could during the election," he said.

The next chance for voting in the 2020-2021 election is on election day November 3rd.

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