A Kenner polling location was moved this morning after a bomb threat targeted Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy on Loyola Drive, which also serves as a polling location,
According to a press statement released by Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office, early investigations indicate that the motive was not election-related. The school serves as a polling location for precincts K007A and K007B, which have been moved to Audubon Elementary School at 200 W. Loyola Drive in Kenner.
“I am exceedingly grateful to Kenner Chief of Police Keith Conley and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto for their prompt response and thorough investigation, which appears to show that this was never targeted toward voters or election workers. I also applaud our department’s elections staff and Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Jon Gegenheimer for this quick response to move the location and inform voters of the emergency move,” Ardoin said.
Poll workers have been stationed at the Kenner Discovery to direct voters to Audubon Elementary, and voters who signed up for notifications through the Geaux Vote online portal were notified of the change electronically.