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  • Last day of early voting Saturday

    November 8, 2013 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Secretary of State Tom Schedler says tomorrow is last day to cast an early vote in the Nov. 16 elections. Early voting for the municipal elections and 5th Congressional District runoff is available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday at parish Registrar of Voters'... more »
  • Voters on why they support or don't support Slaughter recall check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 4, 2013 9:13 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The recall election of Mayor Deedy Slaughter is bringing out early voters in record numbers. There are 4055 registered voters in Port Allen. In two days, 853 of them have cast their ballots early; more than 200 did it Monday. The 21% turnout just for early... more »
  • Tolls will stay after final votes counted

    November 13, 2012 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tolls on the Crescent City Connection will continue for another 20 years after elections officials counted and certified final results Tuesday from the highly contested Nov. 6 referendum. The Times-Picayune reports approval of the extension hung on an eight-vote margin until Tuesday, when the final difference rose... more »
  • Bridge toll extension still in question

    November 7, 2012 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - It could be this weekend before New Orleans area commuters know whether they will have to keep paying tolls on the Crescent City Connection bridge. Secretary of State figures show a ballot item extending the tolls for 20 years had eight more "yes" votes than "no" votes.... more »
  • Some voting advocates object to NJ's email ballots

    November 5, 2012 10:56 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Some New Jersey election watchdog groups are worried about the security of letting displaced New Jersey residents vote by email. Rutgers-Newark Law School Professor Penny Venetis says that when New Jersey residents living overseas vote by email, they also must send a paper ballot so that vote-counters... more »
  • Nearly 160,000 early votes cast in La.

    October 17, 2011 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Nearly 160,000 Louisiana residents have cast ballots in early voting for the Oct. 22 elections, a 12 percent increase over the 2007 gubernatorial election. Kyle Ardoin of the secretary of state's office says 159,542 early votes were cast by Saturday's deadline. The number will rise as mailed... more »
  • First demonstration of new ballot scanning equipment

    August 1, 2011 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Secretary of State's Office held a demonstration of the new ballot scanning equipment 9 a.m. Monday in the auditorium. Secretary of State and East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters staff members were the first group of trainees. The absentee voting system will be... more »
  • Stolen Ballots in Bizarre Heist

    November 3, 2010 7:47 PM

    Police in San Francisco arrested a polling inspector for stealing up to 75 ballots, a voting roster and other election materials. Karl Nicholas was arrested after Tuesday's election and police say none of the materials was recovered. Nicholas is accused of breaking into a ballot-counting machine, taking ballots and a... more »
  • Many brave the rain to hit the polls

    November 2, 2010 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people braved the rain to hit the polls today. Some precincts saw more than double or triple the number of voters that normally cast ballots in mid-term elections. Every place News 2 went to said their numbers this year are up. A lot of folks told... more »

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