Tom Schedler says early voting turnout for Nov. 6 elections so far is 24 percent higher than it was in 2008
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he may raise slightly his voter turnout projection for the Nov. 6 elections, as the early voting turnout so far has been higher than it was in 2008.
"A lot of people have been asking, 'Are you moving off of your prediction of roughly 68 percent voter turnout?' I may inch that up a little bit to 69, 70 (percent)," Schedler told 99.5FM Friday.
Schedler says 136,694 voters cast ballots during the first three days of early voting in Louisiana, which began Tuesday. That's a 24 percent increase over the number who voted early during the same time period in 2008.
Schedler says he believes the turnout is being driven by the highly contested presidential election.
Meanwhile, early voting continued at a brisk pace across the state Friday, and Schedler says he expects a huge turnout on Saturday.