Voters hit the polls early in Jefferson Parish

Voters hit the polls early in Jefferson Parish

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Three million people have registered to vote in Louisiana, meaning it's going to get very busy at polling sites around the state.

"This is an important election, so I hope people will come out and vote," said Muriel McGittigan, who works at a voting poll.

From council members to a mayor, seats in Congress to the presidential race, voters in Jefferson Parish are choosing their next line of leaders, and some of them would rather make it a brief affair.

"You gotta do what you have to do. Don't put it off 'til tomorrow," said Jefferson parish voter Francis Frught.

State officials say they expect a 60-percent voter turnout, meaning longer waits at the polls.

Voters will have until Tuesday, Nov. 1 to cast their ballots in early voting.

Polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, except Sunday.

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