BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin released a statement Wednesday following an audit on election integrity in Louisiana.

“I am extremely pleased at the findings of the Legislative Auditor’s report that reaffirms Louisiana’s stringent election integrity practices which keep our elections safe, secure, fair and accurate. I am thankful for the thoughtful and diligent work of the Auditor’s staff over the last year as they delved into our practices and worked with my staff to produce this report. I am most proud of Louisiana’s team of election professionals at every level, who work tirelessly to ensure that our elections are a model for the rest of the country. ”

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin

The Secretary of State’s office says key findings in the report include:

  • 77 out of 79 responsive Clerks of Court and Registrars of Voters rated Louisiana’s election integrity as “excellent” (63) or “good” (14).
  • Many of the Auditor’s suggested revisions to the Louisiana Election Code have been or are being pursued by the Department of State, including introducing an auditable paper trail in Louisiana’s voting system and holding a second annual voter canvass to ensure the accuracy of the state’s voter registration list.
  • The Department of State takes reports of voter fraud seriously, having seen the prosecution and conviction of four individuals since 2017.