September 10, 2021 •
Louisiana Governor Delays Primary, General Elections due to Hurricane Ida
In light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ida, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the delay of upcoming fall elections that featured important Constitutional questions statewide and municipal elections in New Orleans.
The October 9 primary election will be held instead on November 13 and the November 13 general election will be held on December 11.
The October 9 ballot was full of primaries for three legislative seats, along with the mayor, sheriff, assessor, and the seven city council members in New Orleans.
It also has four Constitutional amendments and a number of questions for locals around the state, such as a renewal of a property tax that funds the bus system in Baton Rouge.
The November 13 general election had been scheduled as runoffs for those contests not decided in the primaries.
Many parts of the state are still without power, some voting locations are damaged and a number of people are still displaced from their homes after Hurricane Ida.
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