Secretary Of State announces rescheduling of Fall 2021 Elections

Louisiana News

The sunsets as people arrive to vote at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Ironton, Louisiana for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has announced that Governor John Bel Edwards has agreed 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 October 9 election to November 13 and the November 13 election to December 11.” stated Secretary Ardoin.

“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.”

Further announcements including an emergency certification and election-related deadlines are forthcoming.

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