5,018 Early Voters Set Record in Caddo Parish

SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: CADDO VOTING NEWS 9pm 10-29-08  Caddo Registrar of Voters Ernie Roberson says he was “overwhelmed” with the record early voting turnout at his office in downtown Shreveport, La. from Oct. 21-28.
Just one day after the record 5,019 early Caddo voters cast their ballots, Roberson told Tom Pace from the “Talk of the Town” that his staff had mailed out another 2,900-plus absentee ballots for the upcoming November 4th election.

Click here to listen to Roberson’s audio podcast with Tom Pace.

Roberson said many times during the 12 and ½ hour days, the line of early voters snaked up Marshall Street, on around the corner to Texas Street: that equalled about 150 folks having to wait some two and a half hours, just to cast a ballot that took only one minute to register their vote.

To help voters with the latest election information-at-a-glance, Roberson suggests that they log on to his new website, now available 24/7 at www.CaddoVoter.org.

Now, the Next Vote is the REALLY BIG ONE: November 4th, 2008.  Roberson predicts that a record number of Caddo voters (possibly 75% or more) will go the polls this coming Tuesday.  

Statewide, all polling locations will be open 6am-8pm.  Ernie Roberson reminds everyone to bring their identification, and be prepared to wait possibly up to an hour to vote.