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Long lines are in store for those of you heading to the polls Tuesday. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he's expecting a 71% voter turnout. That's even higher than the turnout for the 2008 presidentialMore >>
Long lines are in store for those of you heading to the polls Tuesday. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he's expecting a 71 percent voter turnout. That's even higher than the turnout for the 2008 presidential election.More >>
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It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case.More >>
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LSU guard Corban Collins has decided to leave the LSU basketball program.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
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More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:35:23 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The time for talk is over. It's time to vote. Election Day is here. The polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close 8 p.m. across Louisiana.
Voters have lots of decisions to make in both national and local elections.
Officials are expecting a huge voter turnout. There have been reports of long lines, but many voters said those lines are moving quickly.
Phones have been ringing off the hook at the Registrar of Voters office in East Baton Rouge Parish.
In fact, workers say the calls have been non-stop since early voting began.
In EBR alone, over 30,000 people voted early. Statewide, the early voting total was over 300,000.
Those numbers have election officials projecting a state and parish turnout of around 70 percent.
Voters are urged to be patient and those in line before 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
WAFB will have full coverage of the Elections Tuesday, bringing you results on air, online and on your mobile phones.
WAFB will keep you updated throughout the evening as results are being tallied.
Election results will be posted to www.wafb.com as they are counted in each parish Tuesday night. You will be able to find them as soon as you open the page. Just look for Live Election Results or click here. We have made it easy for you to find. We will have various reports about the winners of each race, in addition to any other news coverage.
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Also, you will be able to see LIVE VIDEO coverage of election night from your smartphone. The coverage is from the CBS network with WAFB cut-ins for local results. Wherever you go, you can be informed.
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