Along with tossing out spoiled food and mucking out saturated Sheetrock, another hallmark of a major Louisiana storm is postponing elections.
Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and the renewal of a tax to fund bus service in Baton Rouge.
Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and municipal elections in New Orleans.
Damage from Hurricane Ida was so great that Louisiana may delay for a month both the October and November elections.
Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said Wednesday that he won't be seeking to expand absentee-by-mail voting, increase the early voting period or enact a coronavirus emergency plan for the fall elections, amid the state's latest COVID-19 surge.
Baton Rouge City Court candidate Carson Marcantel will stay in the race after a state judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to disqualify him.
A state judge disqualified Baton Rouge City Court candidate Colette Greggs from the Oct. 9 election on Tuesday, noting that, because of where she lives, she isn't even qualified to vote in the contest for the job she wants.
The three-day qualifying period for the Oct. 9 elections ended Friday, leaving two candidates vying for an East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court seat and four more seeking a spot on Baton Rouge City Court.
Metro Councilwoman Erika Green qualified Wednesday to run for an East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court seat on the Oct. 9 ballot, and two lawyers filed qualifying papers for a Baton Rouge City Court seat.
Qualifying began Wednesday and ended Friday for the Oct. 9 open primary. The following races are on the ballot in the Baton Rouge area.
AMITE CITY — An Amite City councilman indicted in January on a slew of felony election fraud charges pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor count after striking a deal with the district attorney.
Democratic voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams and Republican U.S. Sen. John N. Kennedy squared off recently at a congressional hearing over just why she thought that the new laws restricting voter access amounted to racism.
Voters will be asked in October to extend a property tax that generates millions of dollars a year for Baton Rouge's bus system.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting will spotlight the life and legacy of former Gov. Buddy Roemer on Friday's "Louisiana: The State We’re In" and an updated "Louisiana Legends: Charles 'Buddy' Roemer."
Troy Carter is the lowest ranking member of the U.S. House – he’s No. 433 out of 435 with two vacancies – but he was feeling on top of the world after being sworn-in to his new position on Tuesday.
Having gotten what they wanted last fall — expanded early voting and mail balloting in the last presidential election — voting rights advocates in Louisiana are trying to dismiss the lawsuit they filed seeking safe voting opportunities during the …
Construction on a number of new taxpayer-funded school athletics facilities in Denham Springs will begin later this year.
Interest in working for the Tangipahoa Parish School System is already on the rise after voters approved a sales tax increase to fund $10 million in raises for all system employees.
Troy Carter is headed to Washington on May 11 to represent the 2nd Congressional District after being elected with 55% of the vote on April 24.
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond worked together on issues important for metro New Orleans and Louisiana during their 10 years together in the House, even though they hold sharply different views on national issues.
Three state House members on Monday said they plan to run for the state Senate seat that Congressman-elect Troy Carter is vacating after his election on Saturday.
Saturday is Louisiana's municipal general election day, which this year also includes a special election for a seat in the U.S. House.
A Louisiana Senate panel on Tuesday backed a proposal to make a host of changes to how Louisiana buys new voting machines, after a recent effort to procure machines fell apart amid uproar from some voters who believe the 2020 election was rife wit…
In her 21 years as a member in the state House and Senate, Karen Carter Peterson has cast, literally, tens of thousands of votes on legislation.
During his five years in the state Senate, Troy Carter has repeatedly pushed major Democratic initiatives that have failed in the Republican-controlled chamber.
Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser delivered a fiery speech to the state GOP Saturday in which he slammed some of the state’s top Republicans for “crucifying” fellow party members and made his case against the push for closed primaries.
Karen Carter Peterson is attacking Troy Carter for not renouncing support from an outside Republican group backing him in the congressional race between them.
The chief executives of Georgia’s two largest corporations — Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola — issued statements Wednesday opposing Georgia’s new voting laws.
Two weeks ago, Karen Carter Peterson said she wanted three debates during the congressional runoff, and Troy Carter responded by saying, “Bring it!”
Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry hasn’t announced whether he’s running for governor in 2023 – he downplays the idea whenever publicly asked.
As the state Legislature prepares to debate whether to change Louisiana’s unique open primary election system and move to closed party primaries, a public disagreement between some of the state’s top Republican officials has emerged over the question.
After being wooed by both of the remaining candidates, Gary Chambers Jr. endorsed Karen Carter Peterson in the April 24 congressional runoff, the Baton Rouge activist who finished third in the primary announced in a video Monday.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on Monday announced she's throwing support behind Troy Carter in his runoff bid for the 2nd Congressional District seat against Karen Carter Peterson.
Troy Carter led the field but will face Karen Carter Peterson in a runoff after the two Democratic state senators from New Orleans won the top two spots Saturday in a congressional district that stretches from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
The race for the District 1 seat on Central’s city council pits an experienced former public servant seeking a return to the council against the seat’s current holder, a relative newcomer hoping to change the body’s culture.
Julia Letlow had just begun processing the Dec. 29 death of her husband, Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, from COVID-19 complications when she was confronted with a monumental decision.
Nearly all the candidates vying for Louisiana's two vacant U.S. House seats have failed to file a required federal financial disclosure form detailing their income and debts, a report that can provide details into possible sources of influence or …
In a speech during an April 2000 visit to New Orleans, President Bill Clinton singled out Karen Carter Peterson, then a 30-year-old, newly minted state representative, for a mention.
Troy Carter appeared on the cusp of being elected mayor of New Orleans in 2002. He was young, handsome, and well-known to voters, having spent the previous eight years on the City Council. He raised more money than the other candidates, and he ree…
Louisiana’s top elections official, Kyle Ardoin, has known for years the state needed to replace its fleet of aging voting machines. After a previous effort to do so in 2018 was rejected, he officially began the quest again in January, seeking a v…
Claston Bernard, the candidate endorsed by the Louisiana Republican Party, is continuing to make education the center of his campaign to replace Cedric Richmond in the congressional district that centers on New Orleans and the west bank of Jeffers…
All was proceeding according to plan at a campaign event Friday at the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Algiers Friday where 18 Black ministers representing various associations were endorsing state Sen. Troy Carter in the race to replace Cedric Ric…
New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno added her name to the growing list of elected officials who have endorsed state Sen. Troy Carter in the race to replace Cedric Richmond in the U.S. House.
Today is the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday when African Americans peacefully demonstrating their desire to exercise their right to vote were met at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma by Alabama state troopers swinging batons and sho…
Early voting opens Saturday and ends March 13 for the March 20 municipal primary and a pair of special elections for seats in the U.S. House. Polling places will be closed Sunday.
Another elections technology firm is objecting to the terms of Louisiana's voting machine search, accusing the secretary of state of trying to manipulate the bid process to benefit its current contractor and raising echoes of the dispute that dera…