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Louisiana Legislature passes bill to prohibit election donations

Legislature passes second attempt to prohibit election donations

BY: - May 20, 2021

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would prohibit state and local officials from receiving money from private or nonprofit organizations to help defray election-related expenses — a measure that Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed last year. House Bill 20, sponsored by Rep. Blake Miguez (R-Erath), is the second attempt by Republican lawmakers to […]

Voting machine bill passes Senate committee

Voting machine bill advances after residents pushing conspiracies descend on Senate committee

BY: - April 20, 2021

A bill that proposes a new method of procuring Louisiana’s voting machine systems and strips the Louisiana Secretary of State of some autonomy cleared its first major hurdle on Tuesday, advancing out of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee with unanimous approval following hours of conspiracy-riddled testimony from a group of mostly Shreveport residents. Senate […]

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Louisiana Republicans need to admit their complaint about Dominion voting machines is based on a big lie | Jarvis DeBerry

BY: - March 26, 2021

“[S]ince (Sidney) Powell began her media blitz, state legislators in various states in which Dominion has contracts—including Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Pennsylvania—have stated their intent to review and reassess those contracts.”  — U.S. Dominion, Inc. v. Powell, filed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, 1/8/2021 In the more than two months […]

Sec. of State cancels bidding for new voting machines, says fellow Republicans ‘spread misinformation’

BY: - March 3, 2021

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin canceled open bidding for new voting machines for the state after interested suppliers and some of his fellow Republicans complained — unfairly, he said — about the proposal process. His announcement Wednesday marks the second time since 2018 the secretary of state’s office has had to delay a 10-year […]

Louisiana’s GOP lawmakers now support COVID-19 accommodations for upcoming elections

BY: - January 6, 2021

Two state legislative committees on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed emergency election plan that would offer mail-in ballots and other coronavirus-related accommodations for voters to use in municipal races this spring, two special congressional elections and a special state House race in February. Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin presented the plan to the Senate […]

Voter who sued Louisiana for ballot access says voting should always be easy

BY: - November 12, 2020

When Jennifer Harding started caretaking for her mother, father and grandmother in March, she and her family started isolating from the rest of the world. “Before even the stay-at-home order went into place, we took our son out of school,” Harding said. Harding was worried about the safety of her mother, who has post-polio syndrome, […]

326,000 remain in dark two days after Hurricane Zeta

BY: - October 30, 2020

Two days after Hurricane Zeta hit the state with 110 mph winds, an estimated 326,000 customers in Louisiana remained without electricity Friday morning, down from a peak outage of more than half a million. A large percentage of those outages are in Jefferson Parish, where about 72 percent remained without power, Gov. John Bel Edwards […]

Polling places may be relocated due to Zeta

BY: - October 29, 2020

State and local officials are working to figure out how much damage Hurricane Zeta caused to polling locations across Southeast Louisiana and if any need to be relocated ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election.  The Category 2 storm made landfall in Cocodrie, an unincorporated fishing village in Terrebonne Parish about 85 miles southwest of New Orleans. […]

Governor vetoes bill that sought to prohibit election grant money

BY: - October 26, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he has vetoed a bill that would have prohibited local election officials from using nonprofit grant money to pay for election-related expenses.  House Bill 51, introduced by Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, sought to prohibit registrars of voters and clerks of court from accepting grant money from private individuals […]

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Appeal of Louisiana’s emergency election rules comes too late to change Nov. 3 rules

BY: and - October 13, 2020

In a move that has the potential to confuse Louisiana residents who will start voting Friday for president, the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress, Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s ruling that establishes the emergency rules for that election. However, the appeal will […]

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.  […]

Oct. 5 is the last day for Louisianians to register in person for November elections

BY: - October 5, 2020

Louisianians who plan to vote in next month’s presidential election must register by today in order to cast a ballot. Louisianians who prefer to register online have until Oct. 13 to do so. According to the Louisiana secretary of state’s website, residents who want to register in person can go to the registrar of voters […]