Lines of residents turn out for first day of early voting

Photo Credit: KLFY

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Early voting started today, and lines were long while residents waited to cast their votes.

It was a great turnout as people left the booths with an “I Voted” sticker featuring George Rodrigue’s iconic Blue Dog.

On the ballot, in addition to the presidential race, there is an open U.S. Senate seat, all six U.S. House Seats, a Louisiana Supreme Court seat, an opening on the public service commission and local elected positions.

Six constitutional amendments also await decisions. Overall voters said today was a great success.

Anyone who is registered to vote can during the early voting period which runs through November 1.

Early voting runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Sunday, at local parish registrar of voters’ offices and other designated locations.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, in Acadia Parish 768 people showed up in person on the first day of early voting and 435 ballots were mailed in.

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