Fall Elections Postponed in Aftermath of Ida

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Today (Sept. 8), Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced that Governor John Bel Edwards has agreed with his recommendation to reschedule the fall 2021 elections in light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ida. 

“I am thankful that the Governor has recognized the importance of our recommendation to move the Oct. 9 election to Nov. 13 and the Nov. 13 election to Dec. 11,” Ardoin said. “This will allow our staff and local partners more time to properly prepare for a statewide election while ensuring the integrity of our election processes and that our voters’ traditional voting habits are as undisturbed as possible.”

New Orleans voters will head to the polls on Nov. 13 to choose a new mayor, assessor, sheriff, as well as at-large and district council members. Voters in state House District 102 will also be selecting a new representative to replace state senator Gary Carter.

Updated election-related deadlines will be announced.                                                                     # # #