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Candidates ready for first Louisiana Governor’s race debate

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

  How candidates use nicknames to earn your vote

Last day to register to vote in-person is Wednesday

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

  Marijuana legalization, impact of trade war dominate LDAF commissioner race

  EBRSO looking for person who sprayed derogatory slurs on campaign signs

  Republican candidates for governor talk about why they deserve your vote

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  Organization knocking on doors to register people to vote, especially former inmates

  Well-known councilwoman challenging 7-term clerk

  Independent poll shows where Gov. Edwards stands against opponents

  Ascension Parish president candidates want to restore ‘integrity’ to position

  Voter information cards mailed to 40k+ EBR voters due to changes in polling place, precinct numbers

  ‘Not one discriminatory bone in my body’ Rep. Ralph Abraham says about campaign ad

New Louisiana ‘I Voted’ sticker released

Say goodbye to the Blue Dog.

Three candidates in Louisiana governor’s race disqualified after failing to file tax returns

Three candidates for governor in Louisiana were disqualified after failing to file their income tax returns.

  East Baton Rouge state senate candidates on the issues

The Baton Rouge Press Club hosted a forum Monday, Aug. 26 for the five candidates running to fill the open seat in Senate District 16.

  Candidates for WBR sheriff speak on Josef Richardson shooting, other issues

The four men running for West Baton Rouge sheriff are speaking out about how the Josef Richardson case has been handled, as well as other community issues.

  Rewrite Louisiana’s constitution? Or amend existing law? Debate heating up ahead of October primary

  Sheriff Ard now running unopposed in Livingston Parish after other candidate disqualified

Opponent disqualified, C. Denise Marcelle to serve another House term

  A look at the candidates running for EBR coroner

  Metro council begins hearing input on local constitution re-write

Lawsuit claims District 61 candidate doesn’t live in district

  Veteran pollster paints bleak picture for Louisiana Democrats

It’s no secret that Louisiana is “fire-engine red," as veteran pollster, Bernie Pinsonat, says.

Candidate drops out of Louisiana lieutenant governor’s race

One of the Democratic candidates that registered to run for Louisiana lieutenant governor has withdrawn from the race

As qualifying ends, here are the multi-parish candidates who will be elected unopposed

Qualifying for the October elections ended Thursday, Aug. 8. Each candidate for statewide office has at least one challenger, though some local politicians will win re-election unopposed.

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa will not run for office again

WAFB has learned that Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa will not run again for the office.

  Former judge makes last second entry into West Baton Rouge sheriff’s race

There’s now a four-man race for sheriff in West Baton Rouge Parish after a last minute entry by a former state district judge.

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.

Louisiana’s AG jumps back into federal suit over executions

Louisiana's attorney general is rejoining a long-running legal battle over lethal injections of death row prisoners

Louisiana governor signs law on health insurance coverage

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed legislation that could eventually lead to health insurance coverage for some residents if the federal Affordable Care Act is overturned

  ELECTION RESULTS: May 4 Election Day in Louisiana

Saturday, May 4 is Election Day in 27 parishes across Louisiana.

Jefferson Parish votes in favor of teacher pay raise

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

Equal Rights Amendment edges ahead in Louisiana Legislature

Louisiana lawmakers are debating whether to ratify the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a proposal that has taken its first legislative step

After Louisiana law change, no rush in felon voter signups

Louisiana hasn't seen a surge in voter registrations in the days since thousands of convicted felons saw their voting rights restored

Reminders for Mar. 30 Election Day in Louisiana

Saturday, Mar. 30 is Election Day, and Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is issuing several reminders for those headed out to the polls.

  Republican gubernatorial candidates speak at Pelican Institute forum

The two Republicans hoping to unseat Governor John Bel Edwards are trying to stand out.

Louisiana legislator proposes bill for production of industrial hemp

A bill that would allow agricultural producers to grow industrial hemp is being proposed for the upcoming legislative session.

3 economists recommended for Louisiana forecasting panel

Louisiana's governor and legislative leaders will choose from three university economists to fill a vacancy on the state income forecasting panel

Congressman pitches Louisiana for Trump’s Space Force locale

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham is urging President Donald Trump to consider Louisiana for the future headquarters of Trump's proposed Space Force

  Early voting begins Mar. 16 for Mar. 30 election

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging Louisiana resident to vote early for the special general/municipal primary election on Mar. 30.

  Mayor Broome sends letter to governor asking for delay in St. George vote

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is asking Governor John Bel Edwards for a delay in the vote on the incorporation of the City of St. George.

Lawmakers question multistep voting registration for felons

Louisiana officials say they have nailed down the voting registration method they'll use for convicted felons whose rights will be restored under a law effective March 1

  Early voting begins Saturday in 13 parishes

State Rep. seats in 13 parishes will be up for election.

  Lawmakers writing bill to return ITEP to state control

Baton Rouge area legislators are drafting a bill that would return the state’s authority over the Louisiana Industrial Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (ITEP), according to a Monday release.

  Voters approve MovEBR tax proposal

The plan will fund nearly 70 projects in the capital region.

Kyle Ardoin wins La. Secretary of State election

Republican incumbent Kyle Ardoin has won the Secretary of state election, according to WAFB political analyst Jim Engster.

VOTE LA: Election results

A quick look at some of the big races voters will decide on Saturday, December 8.

Congressman Ralph Abraham enters Louisiana governor’s race; Edwards responds

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has jumped into the Louisiana governor's race, becoming the second Republican to announce he'll challenge Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in the 2019 election

Congressman Ralph Abraham enters Louisiana governor’s race

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has jumped into the Louisiana governor's race, becoming the second Republican to announce he'll challenge Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in the 2019 election

  Road tax plan set to face final challenge in weekend election

Time is running out, but Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome says she’s not slowing down to win support for her MovEBR tax plan, called PW Capital Improvements District on the ballot.

  MoveBR vote in less than a week, Zachary mayor says ‘It has to pass’

In less than a week many of you will get to decide whether you’re willing to pay more in sales tax to fund better roads in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  Early voting for Dec. 8 election ends Saturday

Early voting for the open general/special primary election ends on Saturday, December 1. Voters can cast their ballots Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Democratic candidate for La. secretary of state to tour state ahead of runoff

Louisiana secretary of state candidate, Gwen Collins-Greenup (D) has released dates for her All Access Visibility Tour across the state.

New trial for ex-Louisiana councilwoman in election theft

A state appeal court has ordered a new trial for a former Louisiana councilwoman convicted of stealing $39,000 from the town where she worked before her election

  Judge voids results of Maringouin mayoral election

A judge voided the results of the recent mayoral election in Maringouin after only four votes separated the two candidates. The Secretary of State’s Office and Mayor-Elect Maurice Harris have 24 hours to appeal.

  Fired because of politics?

Justin DeWitt, the party-endorsed Democrat who ran against U.S. Representative Garret Graves this election season, says his employer fired him before he could return to work after Election Day.

  La. midterm turnout projected to surpass number in 2015 gubernatorial election

Louisiana voters did not disappoint and stormed the polls for Tuesday’s midterm election.

  Voters of Central speak loud and clear

For the City of Central, their narrative is ever-changing. This most recent election will no doubt be one the folks there dare not forget.

  Collins-Greenup speaks after surprise secretary of state results

In a surprise, Gwen Collins-Greenup advanced Tuesday to the December runoff for secretary of state (SOS) after raising less money than each of the other eight candidates.

  ELECTION DAY 2018: Results from Louisiana

Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day 2018.

  What happened to the ‘I Voted’ stickers?

Voters across the state are feeling naked Tuesday after walking out of their precincts without an ‘I Voted’ sticker. The Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) says it did not budget for the stickers this year.

Parishes expected to decide on fantasy sports betting

A yes vote on the initiative would eventually allow residents in that parish to make online bets on fantasy sports. A no vote would continue to prevent residents from using fantasy betting apps like Fanduel and Draftkings when it comes to fantasy sports.

How to report suspected voter fraud

The United States Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the Department of Justice say they all stand ready to review and investigate any allegations of voter fraud in Tuesday’s general election.

What you need to know for Election Day

A Parish-by-Parish Election Day Guide For the Baton Rouge Area

LSU hosts secretary of state candidate forum

LSU hosed a forum Monday night featuring the candidates running for Louisiana Secretary of State in the November 6 election.

Lyft to offer half off rides on Election Day

Lyft is launching their Get Out and Vote Campaign just in time for Election Day on Tuesday, November 6.

SU to host voter education rallies Oct. 30 and 31

With the 2018 midterm election fast approaching, Southern University is set to host two voter education rallies to teach attendees about the importance of voting and to educate them on the various amendments on the ballot.

  Gov. Edwards starts economic development mission in Israel

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, along with other state officials, started their weeklong trade and economic development mission to Israel.

  Baton Rouge churches busing ‘souls to the polls’

On the first day of early voting Tuesday, seven different Baton Rouge churches bused members of their congregations to the State Archives building to cast their ballots.

Running for Louisiana governor? Kennedy to say before Dec. 1

U.S. Sen. John Kennedy says he'll announce whether he's entering the Louisiana governor's race before Dec. 1, ending persistent speculation about his 2019 election intentions

Campaign 2018: Parish-by-Parish early voting locations

Early voting starts Tuesday with all six congressional seats up for grabs.

  Secretary of state race not drawing voters' attention, analyst says

The secretary of state’s race has been quiet.

  Constitutional amendment would ensure transportation dollars do not go to state police

A proposed constitutional amendment would prevent state lawmakers from diverting money in the Transportation Trust Fund to Louisiana State Police (LSP) for traffic control purposes.

How to register to vote in Louisiana

The deadline is Oct. 16.

La. secretary of state to make sure emergency personnel responding to Michael can still vote

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is taking action in Louisiana to make sure first responders can exercise their right to vote due to their absence in response to Hurricane Michael.

Louisiana’s lucrative voting machine contract award canceled

Louisiana is voiding a multimillion-dollar contract award to replace state voting machines, after a key official in Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration found flaws in the vendor selection

Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus urges residents to vote to amend non-unanimous jury verdict law

The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (LLBC) released a statement Monday against “every vestige of discrimination in the law.”

  Secretary of state candidates take positions on cyber security, sexual misconduct at Press Club

With less than a month left before election day on November 6, five secretary of state candidates explained how they will secure your vote to the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

  La. secretary of state warns residents of voter registration scam

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is warning voters to be wary of who they discuss their private information with in light of a voter registration scam that has surfaced this week.

Independent Party now officially recognized in Louisiana

In 2018, a revised statute officially recognized the Independent Party of Louisiana as a state affiliate of the national organization, reports the League of Women Voters of Louisiana (LWV).