The number of Louisiana voters casting early ballots in this year’s state-wide races is down, compared to last fall’s U.S. Senate race, according to an analysisfrom a local political consultant and pollster.
In his latest early voting analysis, John Couvillion of JMC Enterprises writes that at the early voting period’s midway-point, voting is down 8 percent compared to last year. Black voting is down and GOP voting has seen an uptick.
Based on those figures, Couvillion has lowered his voter turnout prediction from 46-58 percent to 42-54 percent.
Early voting in Louisiana runs through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Voters can view the list of early voting locations here and access more information through the Secretary of State’s GeauxVote.com website.
The primary election will take place Oct. 24, with a Nov. 21 runoff when needed.