La. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announces rescheduling of fall 2021 elections

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced that Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed with rescheduling the fall 2021 elections due to the devastation brought 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,” Secretary Ardoin said. “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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