Long lines in East Baton Rouge Parish on last day of early voting

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – People wanting to vote early in East Baton Rouge Parish had to wait in long lines on the last day of early voting.

“I just did all my research and I was ready so I thought early voting would work best for me,” said Marlee Bridge, who voted early for the very first time.

It’s been a record-breaking early voting period in Louisiana with more than 860,000 ballots cast early, with a chance it could get to one million. East Baton Rouge Parish is seeing the largest early voter turnout numbers in the state.

Experts say when you get toward the end of the early voting period for a Presidential election, you see more minority and Democratic voters.

“In other words, they typically like to vote either A., on Saturdays, or B, near the very end. Whereas on weekdays, it’s more of a Republican and Conservative type of early vote,” explained John Couvillon with JMC Analytics and Polling.

Couvillon added that Republicans are closing that gap.

“Everyone get out there and go vote. It’s our civic duty. Your vote matters,” said Bridges.

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