Election Day

COMMENTARY

Count every vote: Patience is a Democratic virtue

BY: - November 3, 2020

By Micah W. Kubic November 3, 2020 In an unprecedented year, it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election. It’s the first in most of our lifetimes to occur during a global pandemic, and one in which an unprecedented number of ballots, in Florida and nationwide, will be cast after being mailed to voters. […]

Louisiana voters head to the polls today during an unprecedented hurricane season and a pandemic

BY: - November 3, 2020

Nearly eight months into a pandemic that has killed 5,720 Louisianians and six days after the seventh named storm of the 2020 season hit the state, a million or more Louisiana voters are expected to visit their polling places today to cast their votes for president, U.S. senator and U.S. representatives. All the state’s voters […]

U.S. Justice Department to send staff to monitor polling places in 18 states

BY: - November 3, 2020

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice will have staffers on the ground in 44 counties and cities across 18 states on Election Day, monitoring for violations of federal voting-rights laws—fewer states than in 2016. The localities this year are in battlegrounds like Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The deployment of personnel […]

After hurricanes Laura and Delta, activists mobilize to get out the Black vote in Lake Charles

BY: - October 22, 2020

By Carly Berlin This story, the first in a three-part series on Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta recovery in southwest Louisiana was originally published by Southerly and was supported by the Pulitzer Center. On the first day of early voting in Louisiana, Tasha Guidry drove around Lake Charles to survey the wreckage from Hurricane Laura, […]

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,” […]

Tuesday is the last day Louisianians can register for next month’s election

BY: - October 12, 2020

Louisianians who intend to vote in the November 3 election must register online by Tuesday to cast their ballots.  Early voting begins Friday and ends Oct. 27, one week before Election Day. The online platform, available at www.GeauxVote.com, is the only way at this point residents can register to vote or change their registration information.  […]