583 ballots already cast

97

Early voting got off to a tremendous start Saturday with 583 ballots cast by closing on the first day. Races bringing in voters include the parish president, sheriff, parish council and governor.

Here are the breakdowns:

Motel 6

312 white, 251 black, 20 other

260 male, 323 female

280 Democrats, 185 Republicans, 118 other

556 in person, 27 absentee