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Kenner voters rerouted to new polling place after bomb threat

By: - November 8, 2022 12:24 pm
“I Voted” stickers spread out on a table at a polling place

A bomb threat has closed down a polling location in Jefferson Parish. Voters have been redirected to a new precinct. (Photo credit: Wes Muller/Louisiana Illuminator)

After bomb threat at a Jefferson Parish polling place Tuesday morning, voters are being rerouted to a new precinct, parish official say.

According to the Kenner Police Department, Kenner Discovery School, one of the area’s polling locations, received a bomb threat Tuesday morning. No children were at the school due to Election Day.

In a statement, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said that after a quick investigation, Kenner Chief of Police Keith Conley and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto determined that the incident was not intended to target voters or election workers.

Jefferson Parish officials said in a statement on Twitter that voters assigned to the Kenner Discovery precinct will now vote at Audubon Elementary, less than two miles away at 200 W. Loyola Drive in Kenner.

Voters with questions about their polling place are advised to contact the Secretary of State’s election hotline at 800-883-2805.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available 

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Piper Hutchinson
Piper Hutchinson

Piper Hutchinson is a reporter for the Louisiana Illuminator. She has covered the Legislature and state government extensively for the LSU Manship News Service and The Reveille, where she was named editor in chief for summer 2022.