State has 22,000 fewer registered voters today than it had for the 2008 Presidential Election, preliminary figures show
Louisiana has 22,000 fewer registered voters today than it had for the 2008 Presidential Election, according to preliminary figures released by the secretary of state.
At least 2.92 million Louisiana residents are registered to vote Nov. 6. An estimated 2.94 million were registered to vote in the 2008 Presidential Election.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler says the main reason there are fewer voters on the rolls now than there were four years ago is that "we removed individuals who had moved out of state because of hurricanes."
But Schedler expects the total number of registered voters to go up slightly as officials are still processing paperwork from those who registered to vote by the October 9 deadline.
Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Louisiana, but the number of registered Democrats has decreased while the number of registered Republicans and those with no party affiliation have increased.
Currently, there are 1.4 million registered Democrats, 805,000 registered Republicans and 708,000 voters with no party affiliation in Louisiana, Schedler said.