Louisiana Political News Wire
Louisiana voters to visit polls Saturday, light turnout expected
Voters in St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Orleans parishes are heading to the polls Saturday to cast their ballots in several runoffs, although a low turnout is expected. With last month's presidential election already a distant memory and no high-profile race to attract keen interest among a broad swath of voters, less than a quarter of the state's registered voters are expected to visit the polls on Saturday. "We're expecting around a 20 to 25 percent voter turnout, which is a lot less than during the Nov. 6 Presidential elections," said Meg Casper, press secretary for Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Voter turnout for the Nov. 6 election was around 67 percent, Casper said.
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