Louisiana’s primaries (which include the Lt Governor’s race, a Republican Congressional runoff, and various local races) are now less than a week away. Early voting has concluded, although mail in/faxed ballots will still be accepted up until Friday. We kept track of the early voting numbers, and what we’ve noticed so far is as follows:
(1) While the volume of early voting was nearly three times that of the August Congressional primary (no surprise here, because you have a wider variety of races on the ballot this time), it still foreshadows another low turnout election next Saturday. To provide some context, 75K early voted for the October primary.
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John is a political consultant and blogger with JMC Enterprises with expertise in poll sample development and analysis, development of targeted voter files for phone canvassing or mail outs, campaign strategy and demographic consulting, among other things. See his site at WinWithJMC.com for more information.