Light turnout for election

Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Elizabeth Taylor leaves a  polling booth Saturday at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet Elementary School in Baton Rouge. Poll workers at the school said voter turnout was low for the run-off elections, with about 150 people casting ballots at Precinct 65 before 5 p.m. Saturday.
Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Elizabeth Taylor leaves a polling booth Saturday at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet Elementary School in Baton Rouge. Poll workers at the school said voter turnout was low for the run-off elections, with about 150 people casting ballots at Precinct 65 before 5 p.m. Saturday.

A light voter turnout in Baton Rouge and around the state sent Charles Boustany back to Congress and Judge Jeff Hughes to the Louisiana Supreme Court.

A number of runoff races and propositions were on Saturday’s ballot including the Dist. 3 race for Congress, La. Supreme Court seats, Court of Appeals and local races and propositions on crime districts and school taxes.

Results from the Dec. 8 elections in The Advocate’ circulation area are linked to this story.

Voting results information is from the Louisiana Secretary of State Office’s website.