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  Mayoral runoff debate canceled due to candidate quarantining

The East Baton Rouge Parish mayoral runoff debate between incumbent, Sharon Weston Broome, and challenger, Steve Carter, has been canceled due to COVID-19.

  Trump hits election integrity as votes still being counted

  Election observer says no evidence for Trump’s fraud claims

  Both EBR mayoral candidates in runoff proposing raise for BRPD officers

  Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome

  2020 Election Results: EBR mayor-president race headed to runoff

  ELECTION 2020: Runoff elections in the WAFB viewing area on Dec. 5 ballot

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2020 Election Results: Constitutional amendments in La.

Results: 56 out of 64 parishes approve sports betting

  2020 Election Results: Rep. Garret Graves wins reelection of 6th Congressional District

  Residents of St. Francisville elect town’s first new mayor in 36 years

2020 Election Results: Rep. Cedric Richmond wins reelection of 2nd Congressional District

  2020 Election Results: Sen. Bill Cassidy wins reelection of U.S. Senate seat for La.

ELECTION 2020: Results for races in the WAFB viewing area

Results for the Nov. 3, 2020 races in the WAFB viewing area

  From 19 to 95, voters young and old cast their ballots on Election Day

Voters young and old alike got out to cast their ballot Tuesday.

  Voters surprised by lighter Election Day turnout and quick process at the polls

Folks have been waiting for quite some time for their opportunity to make their voices heard in the 2020 election, but some voters were surprised by the lighter turnout at some polling locations and the small wait times they experienced.

Baker Police Dept. responds to reports of man armed with assault rifle near polling location

The Baker Police Department responded to a polling location near Groom Road and Main Street after reports of a man there armed with an assault rifle and carrying a Trump campaign sign.

  What to keep in mind if you’re voting in-person on Election Day

  A breakdown of the amendments on your November ballot

Voted? Download your digital ‘I voted’ sticker

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know as you head to the polls

  St. Francisville to elect new mayor for first time in over 30 years

  States to watch on election night

  What makes a state swing?

Professor David Schultz, author of the book Presidential Swing States, breaks down the characteristics and shares his 2020 swing state list.

  Clinical psychologist offers advice on how to manage election stress

LSU Health Clinical Psychologist, Michelle Moore, PsyD, says it's normal to feel stress around election time, especially when you consider all that's happened this year.

  Will absentee ballots delay La. election results?

A number of people made a last-minute dash Monday, Nov. 2 to get their absentee ballot dropped off in time.

  The Electoral College: How it works and the debate over its future

You’re not electing a president. You’re voting for electors who choose the president.

20 voting locations in Jefferson Parish remain without power

Pods (including generators, lights, fans and extension cords, etc.) are being deployed to various sites throughout the Parish that do not have power

  Deadline to submit absentee ballots Monday

The U.S. presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Uber, Lyft offer discount to polling locations

Each company is offering half-off rides to election sites.

  Managing election stress, tips from the experts

The American Heart Association provides tips on how to manage stress during this election cycle.

Louisiana in a race against time to restore power to election facilities ahead of Election Day

Hurricane Zeta has left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark with power outages that are expected to last multiple days -- and with a presidential election less than a week away, it has election officials also assessing the damage.

  Many of Louisiana’s record number of early votes due to mail-in ballots

Early voting in Louisiana is officially over. If you didn’t cast your ballot, you’ll now have to wait until Election Day on Nov. 3.

  La. voters will decide if lawmakers can spend unclaimed property money on Nov. 3

Louisiana voters will get to decide Nov. 3 whether state lawmakers should get to spend money that does not belong to them.

Voters in La. wait in line for hours as state sees record early voting turnout

As of Monday, Oct. 26, more than 860,000 voters had already cast a ballot. That’s approximately 300,000 more than the number who voted early in 2016.

  EBR mayoral candidates debate at SU Law forum

It’s not just the presidential race voters will decide upon come Election Day (Nov. 3). There are a number of local races as well.

  Some still undecided about EBR mayor-president race as Election Day approaches

With Election Day swiftly approaching, there’s still time to get out and cast your vote early.

  Candidates for open 21st JDC seat tout experience, differ on issues most pressing on the bench

William Dykes and Colt Fore are both vying for the open judge seat on the 21st Judicial District Court.

  EBR councilman posts rant on Facebook over campaign signs

With just 15 days until Election Day, many people are tired of seeing political signs on nearly every corner of the community.

Voters line up outside of Smoothie King Center as early voting begins in Orleans Parish

The Smoothie King Center has become a site for early voting after a nation-wide push months ago from NBA players who urged cities across the country to turn their sports venues into polling places for the upcoming election.

  REMINDER: Early voting site on Coursey to be relocated over social distancing concerns

The East Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters Office announced Monday, Sept. 28 that the early voting site on Coursey Boulevard for the Nov. 3 election will be temporarily relocated.

New Orleans City Council could sue Secretary of State over lack of ballot drop locations

As it stands now, voters can drop off absentee ballots at two locations, New Orleans City Hall and the Algiers Court House

  BRAC holds debate with several EBR mayoral candidates

The candidates vying to be the next mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish took part in a debate Tuesday, Oct. 13.

  La. abortion amendment has little impact unless Roe v. Wade is overturned

Soon, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether Louisiana’s constitution allows for any access to abortion.

  VIDEO: How to fill out absentee ballots

In the last few days, Parish Registrars of Voters across the state began sending out absentee ballots.

La. Secretary of State’s Office launches GeauxBot voter information resource

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced the launch of GeauxBot, a virtual voter assistance that was created in partnership with IBM.

  La. voters to decide on legalizing sports betting in individual parishes Nov. 3

Voters will get to decide whether sports betting should be allowed in their parishes during the presidential election, though it would not happen where it is approved for at least another year.

  About 21k absentee ballots to be sent out to voters in EBR Parish who requested them beginning Friday

The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Votes will begin sending out mail-in ballots to nearly 21,000 people Friday, Oct. 2.

  CATS connecting passengers to the polls, passing out voter registration forms

Representatives of the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) of East Baton Rouge Parish will hand out voter registration forms to the community on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st.

Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

The 74-year-old president and the 77-year-old former vice president are similar in age, and they share a mutual dislike. But they differ starkly in style and substance. All of that was evident from the outset.

  Organizations push voters to register online, in-person ahead of election

We are right in the middle of Voter Registration Week in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  Gov. Edwards endorses incumbent Mayor-President Broome

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his support Wednesday, Sept. 23 for fellow democrat Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in East Baton Rouge Parish’s mayoral race.

Democrats accuse Ardoin of ‘voter suppression, gross incompetence' over website outage; Ardoin says it was maintenance

Sept. 21 through 25 is Voter Registration Week in Louisiana, but many who tried to access the Secretary of State’s website Wednesday, Sept. 23, on National Voter Registration Day, were unable to do so.

  EBR Registrar of Voters offices will have extended hours for Voter Registration Week Sept. 21-25

The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters is hosting a Voter Registration Week event Sept. 21 through 25 and will have extended office hours during that time period as well.

  Court issues ruling on upcoming elections in La. amid pandemic

The United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana has issued a ruling pertaining to upcoming elections in the state.

  Judge to hear final arguments on fall elections in La.

A federal court judge will hear the final arguments at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 that challenge Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s proposed emergency election plan for the state’s Nov. 3 and Dec. 5 elections.

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

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has sent a letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin requesting the Baton Rouge River Center be used for the upcoming Nov. 3 and Dec. 5 elections to allow for proper social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Sec. of State discusses Nov. 3 election plan as La. recovers from Hurricane Laura, continues to fight COVID-19

Louisiana Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin spoke with WAFB’s Elizabeth Vowell about his plan for the Nov. 3 and Dec. 5 elections.

  Smoothie King Center and Superdome could be used as polling places for Nov. elections

New Orleans City Councilmember Helena Moreno says the large facilities would be safer because they would allow for social distancing.

  Wicker speaks exclusively to WAFB after La. Supreme Court rules she cannot run for mayor

The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied an appeal for Tara Wicker, according to attorneys involved in the case.

  Courts likely to decide what La. fall elections will look like

The secretary of state's emergency election plan has to be considered by a House committee and the governor.

  Gov. Edwards declares emergency for Nov. 3 election in La., says sec. of state’s plan does not protect public health

Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order Tuesday, Aug. 18 declaring an emergency currently exists for Louisiana’s Nov. 3 election because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No change in vote tally in Foxworth vs. Alexander race

A routine verification of voting machines in East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday, Aug. 18 showed no change in Saturday’s unofficial election results tally, EBR Clerk of Court official Fred Sliman said.

  La. secretary of state releases emergency election plan

We’re now getting a better picture of what things could look like when people head to the polls on Nov. 3.

Louisiana emergency election plan scales back mail-in voting

Louisiana’s elections chief proposed a scaled-back emergency plan for fall’elections that would expand early voting, but still require most people to cast their ballots in person.

  Baton Rouge Judge Chip Moore signs qualifying papers from hospital

19th Judicial District Court Judge Richard “Chip” Moore, who is currently in the hospital battling the coronavirus, signed his qualifying forms to run for re-election Thursday, Aug. 6.

  Secretary of State could decide soon on expansion of mail-in voting for November election

The debate over expanding voting-by-mail is intensifying around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge rules Wicker can run for mayor

A district court judge has ruled that East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member, Tara Wicker, has met all the qualifications to run for mayor.

  Judge in ICU with COVID-19 can qualify for re-election, La. Supreme Court decides

Louisiana’s Supreme Court decided Friday that an attorney for Judge Richard “Chip” Moore can sign election paperwork on Moore’s behalf, since the 55-year-old has been hospitalized with the Coronavirus since July 2, and is incapable of putting pen to paper.

  As qualifying ends, 8 candidates are in the race for EBR mayor-president

Qualifying for the Nov. 3 election in Louisiana officially came to an end at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24.

Another candidate joins the race to become next mayor-president of EBR Parish

Another candidate has joined the race to become the next mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish.

Jeff Perilloux qualifies for re-election despite indictment

St. John Parish Judge Jeff Perilloux qualifies for his current district judgeship despite awaiting trial on three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

  Mayor Sharon Weston Broome officially kicks off reelection campaign

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome officially begun her campaign for re-election Wednesday, July 22.

EBR election results delayed

Equipment problems have significantly delayed election results from East Baton Rouge parish.

  ELECTION RESULTS: Presidential primary, parish races

Louisiana voters headed to the polls Saturday, July 11 to cast a ballot in the presidential primary.

  ELECTION REMINDER: You must be in line by 8 p.m. to vote in La. Saturday

Louisianans in line at their polling location by 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11, will be allowed to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary election

  Baton Rouge businessman announces mayoral campaign

A Baton Rouge businessman has announced he’ll be running for East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president.

President of BR branch NAACP announces intent to run for District 10 metro council seat

The president of the Baton Rouge branch of the NAACP has announced his intention to run for a seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council.

How to absentee vote by mail in Louisiana

The Secretary of State’s Office has released a helpful video explaining how to properly fill out an absentee by mail ballot.

  Early voting for Presidential Preference Primary begins June 20

Early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary begins Saturday, June 20. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging all eligible Louisianans to consider voting early.

  Louisiana’s emergency election plan approved

Louisiana’s emergency election plan was approved Monday, April 27.