The Registrars of Voters officers in eight Acadiana parishes tell KLFY that the first day of early voting for the November 6 election has been steady.
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, more than 4,700 people had cast ballots across the region.
Vermilion Parish Registrar Michael Bertrand says his office is seeing several familiar faces, as well as those who may be planning to be out of town on election day.
Bertrand said they have averaged about 60 voters per hour.
He said the national spotlight on this mid-term election has most likely added to the increase some of his counterparts are seeing.
In the 2014 mid-term election, 28,121 people voted prior to election day.
The following are turnout estimates as of 4 p.m.
Acadia- more than 500
Evangeline- between 350 & 400
Iberia- about 500
Jeff Davis- approximately 350
Lafayette- more than 1300
St. Landry- about 650
St. Martin- nearly 600
Vermilion- roughly 450
Early voting continues each day (except Sunday) through Tuesday, October 30, from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the parish Registrar of Voters office.
Voters are reminded to bring your driver’s license or photo ID when you go to cast your ballot.