Louisiana ranked top 10 in the nation for election integrity

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced that Louisiana has ranked top 10 in the nation for election integrity by the Heritage Foundation. The election integrity scorecard for 2021 was released and Louisiana ranked seventh. Scores were calculated from 12 different categories including voting ID implementation, absentee ballot management, vote counting practices, and verification of citizenship.

“Louisiana is among the nation’s leaders when it comes to election integrity due to our agency’s sound procedures and best practices, along with our team of dedicated civil servants who work incredibly hard to ensure our elections run smoothly,” Ardoin said. “While we are proud to be named in the top 10, our goal is perfection, so we will continue working to improve our system. Louisianians deserve the most secure, accurate and transparent elections possible—we strive to make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”

The Heritage Foundation Election Integrity Scorecard compares states’ election laws that affect election security and integrity.

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