Elections

  Six EBR metro council seats head to runoff

It was an unprecedented election night for the metro council. Twelve candidates will be back on the ballot for the runoff election next month.

  Chronically homeless in Baton Rouge often miss out on right to vote

  Early voting turnout high in Baton Rouge

  Forest Community Park continues to have a steady flow of early voters

  Judge to hear final arguments on fall elections in La.

  Mayor asks sec. of state to make River Center available as polling location for fall elections

  Tara Wicker files Louisiana Supreme Court appeal

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  Appeals court rules Councilwoman Tara Wicker cannot run for EBR mayor-president

  Who’s running for EBR mayor-president and what to expect

  Baton Rouge Judge Chip Moore signs qualifying papers from hospital

La. Secretary of State puts coronavirus protection measures in place at polling locations

  Pollster suggest 2020 election night could turn into a week

  La. Presidential Primary rescheduled for July

  John Bel Edwards sworn in for second term as Louisiana governor

John Bel Edwards was sworn in for a second term as Louisiana governor on Monday, Jan. 13.

Rep. Schexnayder elected as La. House speaker

A divided Louisiana House elected Gonzales Republican Clay Schexnayder as speaker on Monday, Jan. 13.

  Gov. Edwards charts new goals for second term

The newly re-elected governor will be thanking supporters and discussing his next four years in office during a press conference Thursday.

  New legislature poses new challenges for Gov. Edwards

9News Capitol Reporter Matt Houston will lay out the details on 9News at 5.

  Election Day: Here’s what you need to know

Need a free ride to the polls? There’s an app for that

Edwards, Rispone visit New Orleans on eve of election

  Lines form outside CenturyLink Center ahead of POTUS rally

Bossier City lays out some ground rules for Trump rally

Shreveport mayor says his city will provide some support for Trump rally at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City

  Exclusive WAFB gubernatorial poll results released Monday

The poll of 625 registered Louisiana voters shows Edwards with a slim lead over Rispone.

President Trump speaks at campaign rally in Monroe

President Donald Trump was in Louisiana Wednesday, Nov. 6 campaigning for gubernatorial candidate, Eddie Rispone.

Saturday marks highest single day early voter turnout in Louisiana history

With just one day of early voting for the coming runoff election in the books, the nearly 90,000 votes state-wide are very telling

  Early voting for runoff election is Nov. 2 through 9

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 2.

  Gov. Edwards asks “Where’s Eddie?”

The governor slammed Rispone for his close friendship with Baton Rouge contractor Lane Grigsby, who the governor Monday called "corrupt."

Cointment, Painter to face off in public roundtable discussion

Two candidates locked in a runoff for Ascension Parish president will faceoff in a roundtable discussion.

Challenge of Louisiana abortion rules survives, for now

A federal appeals court has declined, for now, to grant Louisiana's request to kill key parts of a lawsuit challenging nearly all of Louisiana's abortion regulations

  Senate candidates Franklin Foil, Beverly Thompson head to runoff after recount of mail-in votes

Candidates Franklin Foil and Beverly Thompson are headed to a runoff after a recount of votes.

  2019 ELECTION RESULTS

WAFB political analyst Jim Engster will announce the projected winners once enough votes have been collected.

Donor offers judgeship backing if Senate candidate left race

A Republican donor trying to keep a three-way Louisiana Senate runoff from giving Democrats an advantage offered to help a GOP candidate run for judge if he dropped out of the Senate race

Tate Reeves and Jim Hood discuss education, taxes in second Miss. governor’s debate

Tuesday marks three weeks until election day and the gubernatorial candidates faced off for the second debate in less than two weeks Monday night.

  Report: Vote rescan results in Senate race tie; three-way runoff possible

A computerized recount of mail-in votes has overturned the outcome of a race for a Senate seat.

Nungesser wins elecion for Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent William Billy Nungesser will serve a second term as Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor.

  ELECTION DAY 2019: What you need to know before heading to the polls

Before you head to the polls, here's what you're voting on this Saturday.

Pres. Trump, Gov. Edwards make final pitches ahead of Saturday election

KPLC will be livestreaming President Trump’s remarks at a campaign rally Friday for the Republican candidates for Louisiana governor.

  How to check your voting precinct ahead of Election Day

e’re just weeks away from the next big election, but if you are voting in East Baton Rouge Parish, there are some big changes this year. You could be voting in a whole new spot.

Louisiana’s gubernatorial race draws national attention

President Trump stumps in Louisiana, Friday, just a day before voters are set to choose a governor. He will be in Lake Charles working to ensure republican voters turn out to the polls. But democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards will be there, too, with a rally of his own.

Gubernatorial candidates reach out to more voters following the final debate

The major candidates for governor took part in a final debate before the Oct. 12th election.

  Potential pension debt settled for St. George if incorporation passes, but questions about budget remain

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the East Baton Parish Metro Council approved an agreement to determine how St. George would pay its share of the city-parish’s pension debt if voters agree to incorporate on Election Day, Saturday, Oct. 12.

Law enforcement prepares for President Trump’s visit to Lake Charles Friday

President Donald Trump is coming back to the Lake Area Friday to host a rally, so local law enforcement agencies are preparing their security measures now.

Lawsuit filed against governor’s administration in Johnny Anderson sexual harassment case

A lawsuit involving the Johnny Anderson sexual harassment case has been filed against the governor’s administration.

Exclusive Gubernatorial Poll: John Bel Edwards leads with 5 days until election

In a new exclusive Gray Television poll, Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards comfortably leads his two chief Republican rivals, Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham, with five days left to the primary election

  Trump to campaign in Louisiana Friday for Republican candidates for governor

President Donald Trump announced Sunday he is heading to Louisiana to campaign for the two major Republican candidates for Governor of Louisiana.

  Vice President Pence rallies for GOP in Kenner

Vice President Mike Pence was in Louisiana today not for a particular candidate, just for a particular party.

Vice President Pence in New Orleans for voter rally ahead of Oct. 12 election

The rally is being held at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner

  Candidates in local elections to answer audience questions at SU Town Hall tonight

It's not too late to hear from candidates on your October 12 ballots.

Early voting for statewide primary is Sept. 28 - Oct. 5; where to vote

Early voting for the Oct. 12 statewide primary election is Saturday, Sept. 28 through Saturday, Oct. 5.

Louisiana early voting to feature high-tech touchscreen devices

Early voting runs Saturday through Oct. 5, with the exception of Sunday; hours are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. each day

  Wake up: It’s Jeff Landry texting

If you were startled out of your sleep by a 3 a.m. text message Thursday morning, you are not alone.

  Candidates for governor spar over taxes, debt at Press Club forum

The three major candidates for governor of Louisiana sparred Monday, Sept. 23 over taxes, criminal justice reform, and lawsuits at a forum hosted by the Baton Rouge Press Club.

Nonpartisan amendments guide available for Louisiana voters

Louisiana voters will decide the fate of four constitutional changes on the Oct. 12 ballot, and a nonpartisan organization has details about the proposals

  Governor’s debate not short on small jabs between candidates

The sharpest difference between the three candidates came as no surprise; taxes.

Candidates ready for first Louisiana Governor’s race debate

The three major candidates for Louisiana governor are facing off in their first debate

Register to vote on LSU’s campus Thursday

Election Day is just a few weeks away, but it’s not too late to register to vote.

  Insurance commissioner candidates split on solutions for high auto insurance rates

Louisianans paid an average of $2,298 for their yearly car insurance premiums in 2019, according to Insure.com. Only Michigan had a higher average rate.

Last day to register to vote in-person is Wednesday

East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn said Monday, September 9 that his office is currently processing dozens of recently submitted voter registration applications.

Louisiana Gray Television stations announce statewide debate in governor’s race

“Election 2019: The Final Debate” will air live statewide from the KSLA News 12 Studios on Oct. 9, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KSLA-Shreveport, WVUE-News Orleans, WAFB-Baton Rouge, KNOE-Monroe, KPLC-Lake Charles and KALB-Alexandria.

Louisiana voting rights change not causing surge in signups

A Louisiana law change earlier this year restored voting rights to thousands of convicted felons, but at most, only a few hundred have registered to vote so far

Candidate in Louisiana’s governor race uses racial slur in radio interview

Gary Landrieu, a lesser-known Independent candidate running for governor in Louisiana, used a racial slur when speaking in a radio interview.

Lawsuit claims District 61 candidate doesn’t live in district

Three Baton Rouge residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 14 claiming one of the two candidates in the race for Louisiana House District 61 does not meet the legal residency requirements to run for the seat.

A look at the candidates signed up for October’s election

The sign-up period for Louisiana's Oct. 12 primary election runs through Thursday. The top of the ballot will include the governor's race and competitions for six other statewide positions.

Jefferson Parish votes in favor of teacher pay raise

The annual starting salary for a public school teacher could increase by $6,000.

  Qualifying set to end for November elections

Open qualifying in Louisiana for the November election started Wednesday and will end Friday.