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Louisiana Polling Data Shows Low Turnout For Saturday Election

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler is expecting a voter turnout of 13 percent statewide for Saturday’s election which features the race for state treasurer and the New Orleans mayoral runoff between LaToya Cantrell and Denise Charbonnet. Schedler says if it wasn’t for this race, it would be a slow day at the polls.

Voter turnout for the October statewide election was 14-percent. Schedler says he initially thought that turnout for the November election would be even lower but early voting turnout was better than expected

Schedler says the Treasurer Race between Democrat Derrick Edwards and Republican John Schroder is the only item on the ballot in half of the state’s parishes.

About 400-thousand are expected to vote in Saturday’s election.