BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters will have more early voting time and expanded mail-in balloting options in the July and August elections because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The emergency elections plan submitted by Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin won legislative passage in a 31-8 Senate vote and a 62-39 House vote. Results were released Monday night.
Lawmakers aren’t currently in session, so they voted by emailed and faxed ballots.
A mix of Democrats and Republicans backed it. Opposition came from some Republicans who objected to the mail-in voting expansion.
Ardoin will use the plan to manage the July 11 presidential primary and an August 15 municipal election.
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