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Louisiana early voting numbers down from last year, officials say

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The polls for early voting in Louisiana are closed, and state officials say voting numbers are down compared to last year.

The East Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters tells 9News that early and absentee voting turnout is down compared to the early voting periods during the October and November 2015 elections. More than 7,500 people voted in EBR Parish, over 76,000 voted early statewide for the 2016 presidential primaries.

Louisiana's primary election will take place on Saturday, March 5.

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