People line up across the state for early voting

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Thousands of people lined up to vote early in Louisiana on Saturday.

Source: KNOE

In Monroe, people lined up at the Registrar of Voters Office to cast the first votes this fall election season. At some points throughout the day, the line even reached past the doors.

Some voters say it's important to come early to make sure they get it done.

"I have to go out of town for two weeks, and I was afraid I would not be back by the 12th,” Grace McCaskill says. “So, I voted early."

David White says it just makes more sense for him to get it done early.

"Best way to vote early,” White says. “That way, I have my vote cast and don't have to worry about that on Election Day."

Others like Charles Heck Jr. says it’s a great opportunity to teach his son the importance of making his voice heard.

"There's nothing to me that's more important than voting,” Heck says. “I bring him to teach him if you don't vote, you can't complain about things. It's good for the community if everybody gets out and expresses their thoughts."

Early voting continues until October 5. Election day is on October 12.