Low Voter Turnout in Early Voting for 3rd District Congressman
Congressmen Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry head into Final Week before Congressional Runoff
November 30, 2012 — The highly anticipated runoff for the 3rd District Congressman is already underway with early voting. With all of the mud-slinging and negative campaigning from Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry before the primary election, an uglier race was expected as we headed toward November 8th's runoff. Quite the opposite has happened. We are nearing the actual runoff and not much has been said by Boustany or Landry, so how is this affecting voter turnout?
"It's going very smooth, very well. We always want to encourage full voter participation. If the trend continues as it is right now it looks like we would be a significantly less voter turnout than the primary election," says Louis Perret, Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court.
This primary election had almost 70 percent voter turnout, and the way early voting has gone so far we're looking at a 20 percent turnout for the congressional runoff. Congressmen Boustany and Landry will be the only people on this ballot making it an extremely important race for everyone living in the 3rd Congressional district. Tomorrow is the last day of early voting so if you know you cannot make it on December 8th, be sure to catch the last day of early voting tomorrow.