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.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
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…
Monday, November 05, 2018
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.
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry isn’t exactly wearing his opposition to Amendment 2 on his sleeve.
Friday, July 27, 2018
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A special election will be held in November to fill a newly-vacant Louisiana state Senate seat.
Friday, March 09, 2018
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.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
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 …
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
A comparative handful of voters Saturday chose Covington businessman John Schroder to be the state’s treasurer for the next two years.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Later this week, voting machines will be moved from their secured warehouses to 3,904 precincts around the state.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
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…
Thursday, November 02, 2017
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.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Monday, October 09, 2017
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.
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
With 10 days until Election Day, two Republican candidates released separate polls Wednesday each showing themselves in a runoff with the lone Democrat.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017
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.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
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?”
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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.
Monday, September 18, 2017
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.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017
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.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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…
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
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.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
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.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
In the upcoming election, Gov. John Bel Edwards isn’t backing the interim commissioner he picked and praised six weeks ago.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Monday, July 03, 2017
Louisiana joined about two dozen states in refusing to turn over personal information about voters for President Donald Trump's election fraud investigation.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Covington Republican Rep. John Schroder is resigning from the Louisiana House to focus on his bid for state treasurer.