Louisiana's voter rolls jumped by nearly 36,000 in last 2 months leading up to Nov. 4 election

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Louisiana's voter rolls jumped by nearly 36,000 in the last two months of the registration period leading up to the Nov. 4 election, with more than half of the new voters opting for neither Democrat nor Republican designation. That's according to registration statistics released Wednesday.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/ZJpbue ) more analysis needs to be done to determine what's behind the increase in independents — whether it's strictly new voters or Democrats and Republicans who switched registration because of frustration over party politics.

Schedler's office Wednesday certified 2.93 million voters eligible to participate in the Nov. 4 election in which a U.S. Senate seat and 14 constitutional amendments are on the statewide ballot.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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