More than 3 percent of Louisiana population has already voted in October election

More than 7,000 people have already voted in the upcoming election.

Early voting numbers continue to show that more people are voting before the primary date that ever before – at historic numbers.

As of October 1, 164,834 people have early voted, a number which represents about 3 percent of Louisiana’s population.

Locally, more than 7,000 people have voted early. In Lafourche, 3,963 people have cast their ballots already, while 3,215 have cast their ballots in Terrebonne.

To see a detailed demographic breakdown of voters, click here.