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  • Louisiana electoral voters stick with Trump Play Video

    December 19, 2016 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's electoral voters have cast their ballots for Donald Trump, bucking a push from around the country to abandon the Republican president-elect. In a formal vote Monday at the Louisiana Capitol, the eight electors individually proclaimed their votes aloud before a small crowd that had gathered to... more »
  • Early voting for Louisiana runoff election ends Saturday

    December 2, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The weeklong period for voters to cast early ballots in the Dec. 10 election is nearing its end. Saturday marks the final day for early voting ahead of the runoff to decide who will hold a U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats and dozens of municipal... more »
  • Election Day reminders for voters Play Video

    November 7, 2016 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – For Election Day on Tuesday, voters will be casting their ballots for the presidential election, U.S. Senate and six constitutional amendments, along with several local races. As voting begins at 6 a.m., the Secretary of State's office wants to remind voters of election day preparations: ... more »
  • Supreme Court OKs Arizona ballot collection ban

    November 5, 2016 12:29 PM

    PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated a new Arizona that makes it a felony to collect early ballots. Saturday's order from the nation's highest court overturns an appeals court decision a day earlier that blocked the new law. The decision is a blow to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts and... more »
  • Want a Blue Dog sticker? Have to vote in Louisiana election

    October 10, 2016 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana voters who cast ballots this fall will get an "I VOTED" sticker that could soon become a collector's item, featuring George Rodrigue's iconic Blue Dog. Secretary of State Tom Schedler unveiled the new sticker Monday, saying he hopes it will help draw higher participation in the... more »
  • Lawmakers to decide by Dec. 8 on using 'rainy day' fund

    November 24, 2015 2:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ballots have gone out to state lawmakers, asking them to decide whether Louisiana should tap its "rainy day" fund to rebalance this year's budget. Gov. Bobby Jindal is asking House and Senate members to use $28.2 million from the fund to help close a midyear deficit... more »
  • 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 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 »

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