Voters run to the polls for last day of voting


BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33)(FOX 44 NEWS)- The first vote you’ve ever cast is probably not the most memorable one, but that’s not the case for first-time Emily Passman.

“When I woke up this morning I was really nervous about it because I thought it would be this big scary thing,” said Passman.

Early voting results put Louisiana’s gubernatorial candidate’s neck and neck for today’s runoff election. And the latest poll from JMC Analytics and Polling released Thursday even has governor John Bel Edwards slipping a little, resulting in a razor-thin lead for his republican challenger Eddie Rispone. He has 45.5 percent while Edwards has 45 percent.

Passman says the tight race means that her vote matters even more.

“She gets to step on the stage for the first time and have a voice.

You know that’s why me all vote,” said Tammi Passman.

Tammi Passman, Emily’s mother, says she and her husband have done their best to prepare their daughter for the runoff.

She says she’s given Emily tools to make an informed decision.

“It’s just a trickle-down from Washington.

People want to focus on coming together and staying together and being one united states of America,” said Tammi Passman.

So at the end of the night when the polls close, the Passman’s will watch the results knowing they did what they needed to support Louisiana.

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