Election 2012: Staying informed on election night with 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.

Visit the WAFB Election Center for more information

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.

WAFB will be on Facebook and Twitter on Election night gathering input from viewers like you. Be sure to "Like" WAFB on Facebook and follow @WAFB to join the conversation. Use the hashtag #ElectionOn9.

Have you signed up to receive email updates from WAFB? If not, click here. We will send updates on major races as results come in.


New this year - you can receive the results to major races from the palm of your hand. The election results will be available through the FREE WAFB News app. Just search for WAFB wherever you get apps.

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.


Remember, if you see anything interesting on Election Day, take a picture and email it to 9reports@wafb.com. It can be anything from long lines at polling places to your "I Voted" sticker after you cast your vote.

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