BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A record number of voters have cast ballots in advance of the Nov. 6 election, as early voting wraps up Tuesday.
The Secretary of State's Office says more than 280,000 people - out of 2.9 million registered voters - have voted for next week's election, which includes the presidential race, six congressional races, constitutional amendments, judgeships and local contests around the state.
Meg Casper, spokeswoman for the secretary of state, says early voting turnout has been nearly 25 percent higher than it was for the last presidential election in 2008. She says some Baton Rouge locations are reporting waits of up to two hours or more for voters to cast their ballots.