Registrar of Voters reminds residents of important dates for April 24 election

The Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters is reminding residents of several important dates in regards to the upcoming election

Today last day to register in person for April 24 election

Gov. John Bel Edwards congratulates Julia Letlow on win in La.’s 5th congressional district

  Hunter re-elected Lake Charles mayor

Henry Guinn re-elected as Jennings Mayor, 3 named to city council

Mayoral election on Saturday

  Voter turnout critical for Saturday’s election

Continued Coverage

Some voting locations still relocated after storms

Clerk of Court: Check polling location before Saturday’s election

IN THEIR WORDS: Lake Charles mayoral candidates

March 20 election: What’s on the ballot

  Calcasieu Parish early voting begins Saturday

  Meet the candidates running for Lake Charles Mayor: Nic Hunter

La. secretary of state withdraws request for new voting machines

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has announced he’s no longer requesting the replacement of the state’s more than 30-year-old voting machines.

  Meet the candidates running for Lake Charles Mayor: Jesse Bernard

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.

  Meet the candidates running for Lake Charles Mayor: Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis, 36, is a Lake Charles native and entrepreneur. This is his first time running for office.

  Meet the candidates running for Lake Charles Mayor: Sean Ardoin

Early voting for the March 20th election starts this weekend and one of the big items on the ticket is the race for Lake Charles Mayor.

Online registration deadline for March 20 election is Saturday

Qualifying for March 20 mayoral election

Musician Sean Ardoin announces candidacy for Lake Charles mayor

Qualifying phase for State Representative District 35 ends today

AG Landry’s office arrests city councilman on alleged election fraud

Louisiana senators back COVID-19 rules for next election

Congressman Clay Higgins says he will object to certification of Electoral College votes

U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins says he will object to the certification of Electoral College votes on Jan. 6.

Electoral voting underway in Louisiana

Louisiana’s eight electors are casting their ballots in Baton Rouge today in the state Senate chamber.

Electoral College to meet at state Capitol on Monday

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin will host the meeting of Louisiana’s Electoral College on Monday, Dec. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol.

Louisiana AG throws support behind Texas election lawsuit

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) on Tuesday said he supported the election complaint Texas has brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Keller elected Lake Charles City Marshal

Nathan Keller was elected Lake Charles City Marshal Saturday, defeating Jerod Abshire in a runoff.

RUNOFF ELECTION: Results

The December 5, election is upon us, but unlike November 3, every candidate is in the midst of a runoff, and there are still some changes to voting locations.

Early voting opens Nov. 20 for Dec. 5 election

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding voters that early voting begins Friday, Nov. 20, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 28.

Dec. 5 election ballots

We have a preview of ballots by Parish for the upcoming Dec. 5 election

Saturday last day to register online for Dec. 5 election

Saturday is the last day to register online for the Dec. 5 election.

Calcasieu voting locations relocated due to hurricane damage

Due to the widespread damage in Calcasieu Parish, some voting locations are still temporarily relocated ahead of the Dec. 5, run-off election.

Romney: Trump’s election fraud claim wrong, ‘reckless’

Trump, who has complained for weeks about mail-in ballots, escalated his allegations late Thursday, saying at the White House that the ballot-counting process is unfair and corrupt.

NBC Livestream: Election coverage 2020

NBC livestream of election night coverage.

  Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome

Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania could prove crucial in determining who wins the election.

2020 Election Results: Constitutional amendments in La.

Results for the constitutional amendments up for vote on Nov. 3, 2020

Louisiana approves Amendment 1 stating abortion not a right

Louisiana voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that makes clear the document does not grant the right to an abortion.

Dwight elected Calcasieu District Attorney

State Rep. Stephen Dwight has been elected as District Attorney of Calcasieu Parish.

DECISION 2020: Calcasieu early votes reported

All the votes in Calcasieu have now been reported

All of SWLA’s parishes vote yes to sports wagering

Louisiana voters came out in record numbers this year, and while all eyes were on the presidential race, many voters should have noticed Act 215 – the authorization of sports wagering activities.

SWLA overwhelmlingy votes for Pres. Trump

Like most of the country, SWLA had it’s sights focused on the Presidential election between Pres. Donald Trump (R) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D).

Congressmen Clay Higgins and Mike Johnson win third terms

Congressmen Clay Higgins and Mike Johnson win third terms

2020 Election Results: Sen. Bill Cassidy wins reelection of U.S. Senate seat for La.

Winner of the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana

  Hurricanes don’t stop voters from turning out to the polls

Hurricanes Laura and Delta changed so much in Southwest Louisiana, including Election Day. But that didn’t stop voters from turning out to the polls.

  Voters line up for Election Day in Lake Charles

The line at Burton Coliseum wrapped around the building as polls opened this morning

A breakdown of the amendments on your November ballot

Now that registration is over with, we want to help you understand what you are voting for, or against, when you cast your votes.

Voted? Download your digital ‘I voted’ sticker

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is announcing a digital, downloadable sticker for the upcoming November 3 and December 5 elections.

ELECTION DAY: What you need to know as you head to the polls

We have some helpful reminders for those who will be voting on election day

Urban League of Louisiana offering free bus rides to polling locations

We have a list of the bus stop locations

  Last minute tips ahead of election day

In just a couple of days, voters across the Nation will be casting their ballots, but locally, there may be some things you want to know before you head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Voters in La. wait in line for hours as state sees record early voting turnout

As of Monday, Oct. 26, more than 860,000 voters had already cast a ballot. That’s approximately 300,000 more than the number who voted early in 2016.

  Sports betting on Nov. 3 ballot

On the Nov. 3 ballot is a parish-by-parish referendum whether to allow sports wagering. Local business leaders have endorsed it in Calcasieu Parish.

Calcasieu Clerk of Court continues to urge residents to early vote

Calasieu Clerk of Court Lynn Jones is urging residents to early vote.

  Move to consolidate Calcasieu drainage taxes on November 3 ballot

Parish officials say the consolidation would result in a lower tax rate levied under the current system.

Calcasieu Clerk of Court: Early voting numbers double past elections

The first few days of early voting saw around double the number of voters than past elections, Calcasieu Clerk of Court Lynn Jones said.

Orleans Clerk of Court says early voters made history

Longtime Orleans Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell says he’s never seen anything like it.

  Thousands of SWLA residents vote on first day of early voting

Thousands of SWLA residents vote on first day of early voting

  La. Secretary of State highlights polling changes in Calcasieu, Cameron parish

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.

Early voting begins Friday, Oct. 16

We have a list of early voting locations by parish

  Payments in lieu of taxes agreements on Nov. 3 ballot

The courts said local governments don't have authority to enter into "payment in lieu of taxes" deals with industry. Approval of Constitutional Amendment 5 would change that.

Gov. Edwards declares emergency for Nov. 3 election in La., says sec. of state’s plan does not protect public health

Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order Tuesday, Aug. 18 declaring an emergency currently exists for Louisiana’s Nov. 3 election because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sheriff’s Office taxes pass easily in Calcasieu, Jeff Davis

Results for the Aug. 15 election.

AUG. 15 ELECTION: Here’s what’s on the ballot

Calcasieu has three tax renewals on the ballot, including a parish-wide 7.58-mill, 10-year property tax renewal funding the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Beauregard Parish qualifying candidates for Nov. 3 ballot

The following candidates have qualified for the Beauregard Parish ballot for the November 3, 2020, election.

Dwight, Chesson in race for Calcasieu DA as qualifying ends

State Rep. Stephen Dwight and local attorney Christian Chesson are running for Calcasieu District Attorney.

Calcasieu Parish qualifying candidates for Nov. 3 ballot

The following candidates have qualified for the Calcasieu Parish ballot for the November 3, 2020, election.

Cameron Parish qualifying candidates for Nov. 3 election

Qualified candidates in Jeff Davis Parish for the Nov. 3 election.

Jeff Davis qualifying candidates for Nov. 3 ballot

Qualified candidates in Jeff Davis Parish for the Nov. 3 election.

Vernon Parish qualifying candidates for Nov. 3 election

Vernon Parish ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020, election.

Allen Parish qualifying candidates for Nov. 3 election

The following candidates have qualified for the Allen Parish ballot for the November 3, 2020, election.

Calcasieu Police Jury sales tax renewal passes

A 1.5% sales tax that the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury uses to pay for a wide range of services was renewed in Saturday’s election.

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: Trump wins Republican nomination, Biden wins Democratic

Results from the July 11 Presidential Primary in Louisiana.

Early voting continues through July 4

Early voting for the July 11 election is continuing through July 4.

Clemons endorses Dwight in DA’s race

Stephen Dwight has received the endorsement of local attorney Todd Clemons in this fall’s Calcasieu District Attorney race.

NBC COVERAGE: Super Tuesday

NBC’s live coverage of Super Tuesday begins at 7 p.m.

APRIL 4 ELECTION: What’s on your ballot?

The election will set the stage for the presidential election on Nov. 3.

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.

'How sweet it is:’ Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards elected to second term

Voters elected John Bel Edwards to a second term as Louisiana’s governor in a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16, according to projections by WAFB Political Analyst Jim Engster.

  Herford wins race to be next Beauregard sheriff

Beauregard voters have elected Mark Herford to be their next sheriff.

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

We have the results of the taxes from today's election in Calcasieu