Lafayette voters Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a half-cent sales tax increase that would have raised $25 million a year for law enforcement.
Early voting runs through Saturday for the Dec. 8 election. Below are some of the runoff races and propositions in Acadiana. Click on geauxvote.com for the full list of candidates and propositions.
WASHINGTON — Voters in all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts re-elected their incumbent congressmen, sending the state’s five Republicans and one Democrat back to Washington for new two-year terms.
WASHINGTON — Northwest Louisiana voters sent U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson back to Congress for a second term Tuesday, complete, but unofficial election returns show.
Voters across Baton Rouge and New Orleans cast their ballots on Tuesday, but many missed out on the coveted “I voted” stickers that have lit up social media as voters across the country show off the accessories as signs of civic participation — le…
In the Nov. 6 election, the ballots include the congressional midterm races, as well as other state and local races, state constitutional amendments and local propositions. Below are some of the races and propositions of note in the Baton Rouge region.
Casting it as a key step in a broader struggle to build a more equitable justice system, National Urban League President Marc Morial on Wednesday announced his organization’s support for a proposed amendment to Louisiana’s constitution that would …
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry isn’t exactly wearing his opposition to Amendment 2 on his sleeve.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A special election will be held in November to fill a newly-vacant Louisiana state Senate seat.
Early voting for the March 24 election begins Saturday and ends March 17. A runoff election, if needed, is scheduled April 28. The propositions and elections are listed below.
Bloomberg’s called Tuesday’s special election for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama a “Hobson’s choice” for the Republicans because of the party’s association with Roy Moore, the 70-year-old Republican candidate recently accused of hitting on teenage …
Though few voters and reporters paid heed, the recent state treasurer’s race gave us a preview of how things might play out in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
A comparative handful of voters Saturday chose Covington businessman John Schroder to be the state’s treasurer for the next two years.
The dénouement of an 11-month race to choose a new state treasurer will come Saturday when Louisiana voters – though not many – will cast ballots.
Later this week, voting machines will be moved from their secured warehouses to 3,904 precincts around the state.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler seems downright depressed about the Nov. 18 runoff, when only one of 10 voters are expected to participate in deciding who handles the state’s money. Not a taciturn fellow, Schedler laments democracy’s future and sh…
Lafayette Parish voters on Nov. 18 will determine whether the parish budget is in grave peril or just plain bad shape. The Nov. 18 ballot consists of two property tax renewals that voters rejected in April, as well as the reallocation of an existing tax.
The Democrat vying to be Louisiana's next treasurer is asking the state ethics board to waive a $2,100 fine for not filing his campaign finance report on time, saying difficulty associated with his paralysis delayed the filing.
Perhaps feeling that voters are reaching the end of their tolerance for dysfunctional government, Louisiana House members of both parties gathered Thursday to talk about how to deal with the impending “fiscal cliff.”
Craig Greene, a Baton Rouge orthopedic surgeon making his first bid for public office, won Saturday’s election to the Louisiana Public Service Commission.
Polls indicate that roughly a quarter of the state’s registered voters are heading into Saturday’s election not only undecided but unsure who the candidates for state treasurer are.
With 10 days until Election Day, two Republican candidates released separate polls Wednesday each showing themselves in a runoff with the lone Democrat.
Appearing together Monday at a forum for the first time in the campaign, the three Republican candidates for the Public Service Commission took digs at each other while trying to define conservatism.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler, the man in charge of elections in Louisiana, now asks a simple question when meeting local officials: “How many of you know there’s an election on Oct. 14?”
Though the candidates generally agreed on most issues, they differed Thursday on the role the Public Service Commission should play in attracting jobs to Louisiana.
With a dozen days to go before voting begins statewide, the three main Republicans running for state treasurer still are regional candidates who have made little headway in other parts of Louisiana – at least when it comes to raising money.
For years, Ron Henson was the one left behind at the Treasury Department when John N. Kennedy went politicking.
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana's Robert Travis Scott began wading into the group’s analysis of this election’s constitutional amendments thinking all three were the most boring ever placed on a Louisiana ballot.
In fawning media coverage that included images of him handing checks to everyday people, John Kennedy transformed “unclaimed property” from an accounting process into the most recognizable task a state treasurer does.
New Orleans lawyer Derrick Edwards may be leading the polls in the treasurer’s race, but the state Democratic Party leaders are withholding their endorsement of him.
The League of Women Voters of Lafayette is calling on local government leaders to make early voting more accessible to residents, citing problems early voters encountered when trying to cast ballots in last fall's election at the parish’s sole ear…
When the century was new and U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy was still state treasurer, he used one of the powers available in that post and touched off a war among the highest ranks of Louisiana’s last Democratic majority government.
As candidates for state treasurer campaign, the main topic of conversation is one not in the job description: how to fix the state’s longtime fiscal dysfunction.
The best debut video in what otherwise is a boring election season has to be Public Service Commission candidate Craig Greene talking about checking if a cow is pregnant.
In the upcoming election, Gov. John Bel Edwards isn’t backing the interim commissioner he picked and praised six weeks ago.
The four announced candidates for the state treasurer’s race officially submitted the papers and paid the fees Wednesday to get their name on the Oct. 14 ballot.
Lafayette Parish voters on Saturday changed the title of city-parish government’s chief executive from “president” to “mayor-president,” a new designation proposed by outgoing City-Parish President — now Mayor-President — Joey Durel.
In their campaigns for Lafayette Parish sheriff, Mark Garber and Chad Leger have agreed on most of the local issues. But what may make the difference in Saturday’s election is how voters perceive the candidates’ law enforcement experience.
Three of the nine seats on the Lafayette City-Parish Council are still up for grabs in the Nov. 21 runoff, with two incumbents fighting to keep their spots and a third contest to replace a two-term councilman who opted not to seek re-election.