Elections

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

Incumbent Butch Lafargue has retained his District 11 seat on the Jeff Davis Police Jury following a recount Thursday morning.

Jacobsen requests recount in Beauregard sheriff’s race

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

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

Oct. 12 Election: Local state senate, representative races

2019 ELECTION RESULTS: Louisiana statewide offices

Election results- Oct. 12, 2019

Continued Coverage

Johnson wins Cameron Parish Sheriff’s race

Tony Mancuso elected to fifth term as Calcasieu Sheriff

Rispone thwarts Edwards’ chance at outright win in primary election

Oct. 12 Election: Jeff Davis results

LIVE BLOG: Oct. 12 election

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know

  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

  Southwest Louisiana early voter turnout breaks record

Exclusive Gubernatorial Poll: John Bel Edwards leads with 5 days until election

Trump to campaign in Louisiana Friday for Republican candidates for governor

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

Salacious anti-Edwards ads hit airwaves

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.

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.

  Tunwar elected to Kinder council, Martelle elected Hornbeck chief of police

We have the results of Allen and Vernon Parishes elections today.

  LIVE BLOG/WEBCAST, Dec. 8 Election night coverage

We have updating election results as well as a live webcast here on KPLC

Election day: What you need to know

We have a preview of your local ballots for today's election

Voters choose Louisiana Secretary of State Saturday

We have a preview of your local ballots for the Dec. 8 election.

  Iowa mayoral candidates share why they should be the next mayor

The people must choose between Errol Marshall and Paul Hesse as their new mayor

  Clifton-Royer, Smith in runoff for DeQuincy mayor

Early voting is underway for the December 8 election and one race on the ballot is the runoff for DeQuincy mayor.

Early voting for the December 8th election

Early voting for the Dec. 8, 2018 election begins on Nov. 24, 2018.

Dec. 8 election: Allen Parish ballot

We have your ballot for the Dec. 8, 2018 election in Allen Parish.

Dec. 8 election: Beauregard, Cameron, and Vernon ballots

We have your ballot for the Dec. 8, 2018 election in Beauregard, Cameron, and Vernon Parish.

Dec. 8 election: Jefferson Davis ballot

We have your ballot for the Dec. 8, 2018 election in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Dec. 8 election: Calacasieu Parish ballot

We have your ballot for the Dec. 8, 2018 election in Calcasieu Parish.

  Vic Salvador and Nathan Keller go to Ward 3 City Marshal runoff

Southwest Louisiana can expect 10 different runoff elections after Tuesday night’s midterm election. One of those being the race for Lake Charles City Marshal.

One statewide race, nine local races in runoffs in Dec. 8 election

One statewide race and nine local races are headed to runoffs in the Dec. 8 election.

Work to be done before fantasy sports betting available in Louisiana

It will probably be at least a year before fantasy sports betting is available in Louisiana, according to the chairman of the gaming control board.

Keller, Salvador in runoff for Ward 3 City Marshal

The Ward 3 City Marshal is up for vote this November

  Two SWLA parishes vote to allow fantasy sports betting, four vote the measure down

There is an act on the ballot this November to try and authorize ‘Fantasy Sports Contests.’

  Wilrye remains Westlake police chief, Moss wins state rep seat

Chris Wilrye will remain as Westlake Chief of Police.

  Clay Higgins maintains 3rd Congressional seat

Election results for the Third and Fourth Congressional Districts

Ardoin, Collins-Greenup headed for Dec. 8 runoff for Secretary of State

The Secretary of State election is on the ballot this Nov. 6.

  LIVE BLOG: 2018 Midterm elections

KPLC's live blog of the 2018 midterm elections.

  ELECTION RESULTS: Jeff Davis, Allen, and Cameron Parish

This is a breakdown of election results and statistics from Jefferson Davis, Allen, and Cameron Parish

ELECTION RESULTS: Beauregard and Vernon Parish

We have live election results for Beauregard and Vernon Parish.

  Election Night 2018: Election results

State and local results from the 2018 midterm elections.