The 2020 presidential election was the perfect storm for early voter turnout in relation to the pandemic. Fast forward to this weekend’s election and local officials say this time around, turnout looks a lot different.
With the March 20 election days away, we asked the candidates for Lake Charles mayor why they are running and what makes them the best candidate. Sean Ardoin (D), Jesse Bernard (D), Nic Hunter (R), and Joshua Lewis (D), are on the ballot.
Our third candidate profile features Jesse Bernard - a political newcomer who’s worked with the city’s sanitation department for the last 9 years. With that experience, he says he knows what the city needs.
Louisiana would broaden the mail-in balloting options for spring municipal elections and two upcoming special congressional elections because of the coronavirus pandemic, under an emergency elections plan that started advancing Tuesday with lawmakers.
As Southwest Louisiana continues to rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Laura and Delta, changes in polling locations coupled with concerns over the Coronavirus could make this election season the most challenging yet.