BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Polling locations are now closed for elections held Saturday in Texas and Louisiana.
That includes Bossier Parish, where voters turned out in high numbers to decide whether to approve property tax increases that would fund teacher pay raises and technology improvements at Bossier schools.
More than 7,500 Bossier voters cast ballots early for today’s election, according to Registrar of Voters Stephanie Agee.
In-person early voters and those who voted by mail have accounted for a more than 10% turnout in early voting alone.
The early turnout surpassed the overall combined (early and election day voting) total of the parish’s most recent election, which was held March 30.
Just under 10% of registered voters actually voted in that election.
The early voting numbers are even more impressive when compared to the early vote total from previous years.
Last May, only 175 people voted early. And only about 6,500 people voted early in November’s election.
If you weren’t one of the many who voted early, you could vote in person at your designated polling location today if your registration was up to date.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. in Texas and 8 p.m. in Louisiana
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