Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin announced Sept. 8 that Gov. John Bel Edwards agreed with his recommendation to reschedule the fall 2021 elections in light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Ida.
“I am thankful that the Governor has recognized the importance of our recommendation to move the Oct. 9 election to Nov. 13 and the Nov. 13 election to Dec. 11,” Ardoin said. “This will allow our staff and local partners more time to properly prepare for a statewide election while ensuring the integrity of our election processes and that our voters’ traditional voting habits are as undisturbed as possible.”
Further announcements including an emergency certification and election-related deadlines are forthcoming.
Early voting is also rescheduled for both election dates – the first early voting period will be Oct. 30-Nov. 6, except for Sunday, Oct. 31, and the second early voting period will be Nov. 27-Dec. 4, except for Sunday, Nov. 28.