Secretary of State Tom Schedler announces resignation

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler has announced his resignation date amid claims of sexual harassment.

Attached below is the letter sent by Secretary of State Tom Schedler to the Governor announcing his resignation effective Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

According to Article IV, Section 16 of the Louisiana Constitution, if the unexpired terms of a statewide elected official exceeds one year, the First Assistant Secretary of State (Kyle Ardoin) fills the unexpired term of office.  The Governor calls a special election to fill the vacancy at the next regularly scheduled congressional or statewide election.  The next available dates are the Mid-Term Congressional Elections scheduled for November 6, 2018 and December 8, 2018.

Read Schedler’s full letter here.

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