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Baton Rouge citizens vote in the runoff election

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Thousands of folks flocked to the polls to cast their votes.

Precincts across the state opened up at 7 Saturday morning with lines out the door waiting for people to select who they want in leadership positions. Trinity Episcopal Church on Stafford Avenue had over 80 people in the booths before 10 a.m., including Randal Peterson.

He said he had an issue voting because people running the Baton Rouge Marathon filled parking spots at the poll. However, he managed to get his vote in despite the setbacks.

At a precinct in Port Allen, people working the precinct said they had a good turnout even though it was light when the polls first opened. In Baton Rouge at Mayfair Elementary just off Perkins Road, the voter stream seemed pretty steady. There were several people out making sure the public votes by waving signs pointing towards polling places.

The polls close at 8 p.m.

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