Voting

House petition case: Governor asks court to stop GOP from interfering

Louisiana Supreme Court could gain 2 more seats

BY: - May 19, 2021

A bill that would change the number of Louisiana Supreme Court justices from seven to nine and require that each district be equal in population cleared a House and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 163, co-sponsored by Sen. Patrick McMath (R-Covington) and Sen. Jimmy Harris (D-New Orleans), is a proposed constitutional amendment that […]

Gov. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana governor vetoes changes to the emergency election plan process

BY: - November 13, 2020

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed Wednesday legislation that would have changed the process for implementing an emergency election plan like the one used over the summer to make it easier to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Edwards said he was uncomfortable with provisions of the bill that would have allowed the Legislature to approve an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]