- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election is nearing its end.

Saturday marks the final day for early voting ahead of the runoff to decide who will hold a U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and dozens of municipal jobs.

Turnout at early voting sites has been light, falling far below November’s early voting for the presidential race.

Top of the ballot is the competition for a U.S. Senate seat between Democrat Foster Campbell, a state utility regulator with the Public Service Commission, and Republican John Kennedy, the state treasurer. Louisiana’s runoff will decide the nation’s last U.S. Senate seat.

Early voting runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at local parish registrar of voters’ offices and other designated locations.


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