Elections

President Trump congratulates Gov. Edwards on reelection in private phone call

President Donald Trump called Governor John Bel Edwards to congratulate him on winning re-election Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon, an Edwards staffer confirmed to WAFB.

  Houston River fire district tax renewal passes, Moss Bluff school distict tax fails

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Election

ELECTION 2019: Election results

  ELECTION 2019: 8:30 p.m. Webcast

WAFB PROJECTION: Ardoin defeats Collins-Greenup in race for Secretary of State

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know

Continued Coverage

President Trump speaks in Bossier City ahead of runoff election Saturday

Lines form outside CenturyLink Center ahead of POTUS rally

  Wilford Carter Sr. and Kevin Guidry discuss priorities ahead of runoff election

WATCH LIVE AT 7 P.M.: Pres. Trump holds rally in Monroe

President Trump to hold rally Nov. 14 in Bossier City

What’s on Jeff Davis Parish’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

What’s on Vernon Parish’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

Louisiana’s runoff election will be held Nov. 16.

What’s on Beauregard’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

What’s on Beauregard’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

What’s on Cameron parish’s ballot: Nov.16 election

What's on the ballot for Cameron Parish?

What’s on Allen Parish’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

Listed is what will be on the ballot in Allen Parish.

Early voting begins Saturday

Trump campaign announces rally in Monroe on Nov. 6

Final debate trades substance for vitriol

Eddie Rispone declines statewide debate invite

What’s on Calcasieu’s ballot: Nov. 16 election

Incumbent Butch Lafargue holds on to two-vote win for Jeff Davis police jury seat after recount

  Lewis remains winner of police jury seat following recount

Lewis unseated Police Jury president Shelly Mayo by 31 votes Saturday - 1,339 votes to 1,308 votes.

  Gott, Herford remain headed for runoff after official recount in Beauregard Sheriff race

John Gott and Mark Herford remain headed for a runoff in the race for Beauregard sheriff following an official recount Thursday morning.

Jacobsen requests recount in Beauregard sheriff’s race

Jim Jacobsen has officially requested a recount in the race for Beauregard sheriff, Clerk of Court Brian Lestage confirms.

Mayo requests recount in Calcasieu police jury race decided by 31 votes

Calcasieu Police Juror Shelly Mayo has requested a recount of Saturday’s election.

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Which amendments passed, failed in Louisiana’s primary election

Four amendments were placed on the ballot for a primary election held in Louisiana Saturday, Oct. 12. Read here to see which amendments passed and how they are expected to impact the state:

Oct. 12 Election: Local state senate, representative races

A number of district races were on the ballot today

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana statewide offices

Election Day was Saturday, Oct. 12 for Louisiana primaries. People from around the state voted on statewide races, all of which were held by Republicans, besides John Bel. Edwards, the Deep South’s only Democratic Governor. View election results from those races here.

Election results- Oct. 12, 2019

These are complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

Johnson wins Cameron Parish Sheriff’s race

Cameron Parish election results are coming in. A number of races were on the ballot today

Tony Mancuso elected to fifth term as Calcasieu Sheriff

Tony Mancuso has been elected to a fourth term as sheriff of Calcasieu Parish.

Rispone thwarts Edwards’ chance at outright win in primary election

Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards did not secure the votes needed to win a primary election held in Louisiana Saturday, Oct. 12. He will face Republican newcomer Edward “Eddie” Rispone in a runoff.

Oct. 12 Election: Jeff Davis results

Jeff Davis election results are coming in. A number of races were on the ballot today.

LIVE BLOG: Oct. 12 election

We will be hosting an election night webcast at 8:30 p.m. after polls have closed

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know

Saturday is election day in Southwest Louisiana

  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.

  THE FINAL DEBATE: Leading candidates for governor square off ahead of Saturday’s election

The debate will feature the three candidates polling at 5 percent or higher - according to a poll commission by Gray Televeision and iuts partners. According to that poll, incumbent Gov. John Bell Edwards (D) leads the race at 45 percent, while Eddie Rispone (R) is at 22 percent and U.S. Rep. Ralph

  Allen Parish Sheriff candidates share views ahead of election

Election day is quickly approaching and you need to know what’s on your ballot. We spoke with both Allen Parish Sheriff candidates ahead of Saturday’s election.

  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.

  It’s down to the wire for five men running for Beauregard sheriff

There are five men running for sheriff of Beauregard Parish. Saturday's election will determine a winner or which two will head to a runoff in November.

  Southwest Louisiana early voter turnout breaks record

Registrar of Voters for Calcasieu Parish, Kim Fontenot said the numbers show that polling places stayed busy and that a lot of people, especially in Southwest Louisiana are interested in this election.

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.

What questions do you want asked in the final debate of the Louisiana governor’s race?

KPLC and Gray Television stations across the state are hosting the final debate of the Louisiana Governor’s race, and we want to hear from you. We’re asking voters across Louisiana to share with us the questions they want to ask the candidates.

Salacious anti-Edwards ads hit airwaves

Two new political ads have been released detailing alleged sexual harassment by a former high-ranking official in the administration of Governor John Bel Edwards.

Early voting kicks off Saturday

Early voting in Louisiana starts Saturday, September 28 and goes until Saturday, October 5 each day except Sunday.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Calcasieu Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Calcasieu sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Cameron Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Cameron sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Beauregard Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Beauregard sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Candidates for Allen Parish sheriff

With the Oct. 12 election just around the corner, we asked the candidates for Allen Parish sheriff why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

Investigators find that DeRidder’s officer’s comments about candidates did not violate state law

An investigation into whether a DeRidder Police Department officer’s comments about candidates for Beauregard Sheriff has found that he did not violate state law.

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.

Voter registration deadline approaching for gubernatorial primary

The deadline to register to vote for the gubernatorial primary is approaching

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.

Beauregard newspaper reporter files challenge to Joe Chapa’s candidacy

Five people have filed a challenge to the candidacy of an 18-year-old running for sheriff in Beauregard Parish.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Vernon Parish Oct. 12 election

Vernon Parish ballot for the Oct. 12 election.

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election closes

We have a list of all qualifying candidates for the Oct. 12 election

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Jeff Davis Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election has ended.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Cameron Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election has ended.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Beauregard Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 election has ended.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Allen Parish Oct. 12 election

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Allen Parish Oct. 12 election

WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT: Calcasieu Parish Oct. 12 election

Qualifying candidates for the Oct. 12 primary election.

Election Day- May 4, 2019

Local taxes are up for election across four Southwest Louisiana parishes on May 4, 2019.

May 4 election results

Live results of the May 4 municipal general election.

Local taxes on ballot Saturday in Calcasieu, Allen, Beauregard, Vernon

The May 4 municipal general election is Saturday and local taxes in Calcasieu, Allen, Beauregard, and Vernon Parishes are on the ballot

Early voting begins Saturday in Calcasieu, Allen, Beauregard, and Vernon

Early voting for the May 4 municipal general election begins Saturday, April 20.

Election results: March 30, 2019

Several taxes on ballot for Saturday’s election

  Town of Iowa hosts straw poll for gubernatorial election

The town of Iowa to host the first ever Louisiana gubernatorial straw poll.

Ryan Bourriaque wins 47th State Representative Seat

Ryan Bourriaque has won the 47th State Representative Seat.

Election Day - Feb. 23, 2019

Calcasieu and Cameron parish will be voting on their state representative seat.

Early voting begins Saturday in Calcasieu and Cameron, only one race on ballot

Louisiana early voting for the special primary election begins Sat., Feb. 9.

Summit to address cost of health care, prescription drugs

Leaders in the health field will meet for a yearly summit in New Orleans Wednesday.

Tim Temple running for Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance

A DeRidder native has announced his run for Louisiana Insurance Commissioner.

Gov. Edwards formally announces re-election run

Although there was never a doubt that he would, Gov. John Bel Edwards has officially announced his re-election campaign.

  Salvador defeats Keller in City Marshal race

Vic Salvador will be the next Lake Charles City Marshal.

  ELECTION RESULTS: Dec. 2018 runoff election

Election results for the Dec. 8, 2018 runoffs will begin to come in after the polls close at 8 p.m.

Smith defeats Royer in DeQuincy mayoral race

DeQuincy, Iowa, Elton elect mayors.

Hardy retains school board seat, Wallace unseats Williams

Voters elected two Calcasieu Parish School Board members in Saturday’s election.

  Seven fire protection propositions pass in Jeff Davis

All of the fire protection propositions in Jeff Davis Parish passed in Saturday’s election.