Braving lines that often wrapped around the block, citizens made history, helping to shatter early voting records across the country.
"I've been out three times, the line's been long and I kept thinking it would get a little shorter but I was going to stand out here today until I was able to vote," says early voter, Kathryn Salpietra.
And she's certainly not alone. Over 7,300 others cast their ballots in Caddo Parish during early voting.
"People are ready to vote. They're ready to express their opinion and they're showing up, not only here in Caddo, but also statewide," says Caddo Registrar of Voters, Ernie Roberson.
Roberson has seen his fair share of elections but he says the turn out this year is one for the history books.
"We're processing about 150 to 160 voters an hour here in Caddo so that's a pretty strong number for us."
A strong number indeed - enough to blow the previous record of 5,089 from four years ago out of the water. So what's different this time around?
"I feel so strongly about a lot of the issues that are going so I feel that I should come out and get my vote in early so I can make sure that it gets in," says voter Darius Graham.
"I think that if we have the current President in the White House for another four years, this country is doomed," says Salpietra.
"We've never been faced with all the high prices and the struggles we've had. We've never had that big of a challenge so it's important that we do vote," says voter Shelia Anders.
Early voting polls officially closed at 6 p.m. today.
There are 2,914,172 registered voters in Louisiana.
Of that total, 65% are white, 31% percent are black and the remaining 4% is made up of other races.
There are 168,353 registered voters in Caddo Parish and 70,380 in Bossier Parish.
In Desoto Parish, 17,736 people are registered to vote, in Webster, 26,039, and in Claiborne Parish, there are 9,270 registered voters.
Early voting ends November 2nd in Texas and November 5th in Arkansas.