How Much of Lafayette Parish Turned Out to Vote on Tuesday?

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KPEL News) — Just over 45 percent of Lafayette Township voters cast their ballots in Tuesday’s midterm elections, down slightly from the 2018 midterms in 2018.

Just over 72,000 voters cast their ballots in the US Senate race for John Kennedy, who had the most votes on the ballot in each race, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s election website. That’s a turnout of 45.3 percent, compared to the 45.1 percent for the 3rd congressional district race (72nd,047 total votes).

Youtube about Senator John Kennedy

Youtube about Senator John Kennedy

Election results will not be officially confirmed until later.

At other community-wide races, turnout wasn’t nearly as high. Of the eight constitutional amendments, only the second on the ballot surpassed 70,000 votes cast, signaling a drop from the top of the ballot.

past turnout

2018, 77,316 voters (51.1 percent) cast their ballots in the 3rd congressional campaign, which saw Congressman Clay Higgins win re-election for the first time. There wasn’t that much of a drop between that race and the amendments that were on that ballot.

Congressman Clay Higgins

Facebook, Congressman Clay Higgins

However, in the 2020 presidential election, turnout was huge in the Lafayette community. 114,521 or 71.6 percent of those entitled to vote went to the polls. The hotly contested presidential race this year was the driving factor.

process of voting

On December 6, 2018, 23 percent of voters stood in the runoff election for foreign minister. However, that was the only major race on that ballot.

A town judge race will be on the ballot in Lafayette on December 10 of this year, but there doesn’t seem to be much on the ballot to evict the entire community. Three more constitutional amendments are up for vote next month.

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