Elections

Election Day- May 4, 2019

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

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

Election results: March 30, 2019

  Town of Iowa hosts straw poll for gubernatorial election

Ryan Bourriaque wins 47th State Representative Seat

Election Day - Feb. 23, 2019

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

Continued Coverage

Summit to address cost of health care, prescription drugs

Tim Temple running for Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance

Gov. Edwards formally announces re-election run

  Salvador defeats Keller in City Marshal race

  ELECTION RESULTS: Dec. 2018 runoff election

Smith defeats Royer in DeQuincy mayoral race

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

Election day: What you need to know

Voters choose Louisiana Secretary of State Saturday

  Iowa mayoral candidates share why they should be the next mayor

  Clifton-Royer, Smith in runoff for DeQuincy mayor

Early voting for the December 8th election

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.

Polls for midterm elections open until 8 p.m. Tuesday

Polls for the midterm elections open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will remain open until 8 p.m.

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.

WATCH LIVE: NBC election night coverage

NBC coverage of Election Day 2018.

LIVE at 8:30 p.m.: Election night webcast

Join us at 8:30 p.m. for an election night webcast.

Voters upset with delay in poll opening at J. I. Watson

Clerk of Court says there was miscommunication with the person responsible for unlocking the facility.

  Voters to decide on new fire station issue December 8

Election day is Tuesday, but some people are already looking forward to the December 8 election. That’s when voters will have the chance to decide if the Houston River Fire Department will get a new home.

  Calcasieu Parish courthouse & jail maintenance tax renewal

Calcasieu Parish courthouse & jail maintenance tax renewal

Initial Calcasieu early voting report released

The Clerk of Court has released his initial report of early voting in Calcasieu. We also have some tips for election day.

  How the Calcasieu Registrar of Voters Office protects your voting rights

With election day just a week away, protecting voters' rights is the number one priority at voting precincts across the state. So, how is the Calcasieu Registrar of Voters office protecting your rights?

  SWLA residents discuss legalizing fantasy sports contests

“I voted yes for it, just because I feel that it is up to the individual to do what they choose to do with their money"

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.

  Calcasieu Parish library tax renewal on ballot

Calcasieu Parish library tax renewal

  Breaking down the 6 amendments on the ballot

Before heading to the polls - here’s what you need to know about the 6 amendments on the ballot.

  Housing, transportation and growth shape DeQuincy mayor’s race

Either candidate would be a first for the city of DeQuincy.

  Candidates for Westlake Police Chief talk about their platforms

In this year’s race for Westlake Police Chief, the candidates are planning on taking two very different paths if elected.

Early voting continues through Oct. 30

Early voting for the Nov. 6 Open Primary and Congressional election begins this week.

  Iowa mayoral candidates discuss their stance on key issues

As the Lake Charles area continues to grow, surrounding communities like Iowa are feeling the growing pains. All five candidates running in the race for Iowa mayor, discussed this, along with other key issues ahead of the election next week.

IN THEIR WORDS: Ward 3 City Marshal

With the Nov. 6 election looming, we asked the candidates Ward 3, Lake Charles City Marshal why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR WORDS: Candidates for US Representative - 3rd Congressional District

With the Nov. 6 election looming, we asked the candidates for U.S. Representative - Third Congressional District to tell us why they are running and what makes them the best candidate.

IN THEIR WORDS: Candidates for US Representative - 4th Congressional District

With the Nov. 6 election looming, we asked the candidates for U.S. Representative - Fourth Congressional District to tell us why they are running and what makes them the best candidate. Mark Halverson (no party), Mike Johnson (R) and Ryan Trundle (D) are on the ballot. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 6 election: Beauregard ballot

Beauregard ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28). Get more about what’s on your ballot and your voting location at geauxvote.com.

Nov. 6 election: Allen Parish ballot

Allen Parish ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28). Get more about what’s on your ballot and your voting location at geauxvote.com.

Nov. 6 election: Jeff Davis Parish ballot

Jeff Davis Parish ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28). Get more about what’s on your ballot and your voting location at geauxvote.com.

Nov. 6 election: Cameron Parish ballot

Cameron Parish ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28). Get more about what’s on your ballot and your voting location at geauxvote.com.

Nov. 6 election: Vernon Parish ballot

Vernon Parish ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28). Get more about what’s on your ballot and your voting location at geauxvote.com.

Nov. 6 election: Calcasieu Parish ballot

Calcasieu Parish ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Early voting is from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Oct. 23-30 (except Sunday, Oct. 28). Get more about what’s on your ballot and your voting location at geauxvote.com.

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

The secretary of state’s race has been quiet.

  Three running for State Rep 33 in West Calcasieu

There are three candidates running for State Representative District 33 in West Calcasieu, the seat vacated by Mike Danahay after he was elected mayor of Sulphur.

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.

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 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.”