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Arizona GOP proposal would allow lawmakers to reject election results

BY: - January 27, 2022

Lawmakers would decide whether to accept or reject the results. If the legislature rejects the results, any qualified voter can go to court to ask a judge to order a new election.


Louisiana has a voting access problem; expanding the number of voting days could help | Valencia Richardson & Candice Battiste

BY: and - May 24, 2021

Louisiana has a voting access problem, particularly in areas where Black voters reside. But one bill before the Louisiana Legislature, HB 286 sponsored by Rep. Frederick Jones (D-Monroe), would address this problem by increasing access to in-person voting and extending from seven days to 11 eleven days the window for early voting in presidential elections.  […]

Early voting for Dec. 5 runoff election ends Saturday

BY: - November 27, 2020

Saturday is the last day that Louisiana residents can vote early for the Dec. 5 runoff elections.  The polls open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. State offices and all early voting locations are closed Friday in observance of Acadian Day, which celebrates the arrival in Louisiana of the Acadian people from the […]

Absentee voters urged to check their ballot status

BY: - November 2, 2020

Louisiana voters who mailed in their ballots can see if their ballots have been received by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov, according to Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office. In order to be counted for Tuesday’s election, ballots must be received by 4:30 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 2. An exception is made for military personnel and other […]

During 10 days of early voting, a third of Louisiana’s voters cast ballots

BY: - October 29, 2020

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story included incorrect deadlines for requesting and returning absentee ballots. About a third of Louisiana’s registered voters cast ballots during the 10 days of early voting for this year’s presidential election, according to statistics provided by the Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office. Ardoin said the 964,181 votes […]

Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

Vote now! Or wait till Election Day

BY: - October 27, 2020

With one last day to go of early voting, 62 percent more Louisianians had voted before Election Day this year than voted early during the last presidential election.  State officials counted 531,555 early ballots in 2016. Through Monday, 860, 840 early ballots had been cast, figures from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office show. Early […]

Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

Early voting in Louisiana: More than 250,000 votes cast already

BY: - October 19, 2020

More than a quarter million Louisianians have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election. According to data from the Louisiana secretary of state’s office, a total of 258,017 residents had voted by the end of the day Saturday.  That total includes the number of people who showed up to vote in person […]

Governor vetoes election grants bill — again

Early voting begins in Louisiana

BY: - October 16, 2020

The early voting period for the November election began at 8 a.m. Friday morning, and reports of long lines and people waiting several hours to vote were reported across the state, including Shreveport, Monroe, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Dale Sibley the Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters, told the Shreveport Times, “Turnout has been tremendous,” […]