Secretary of State looking at purchasing new voting machines
Posted on 12/6/2017 3:00:00 AM.

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says they are looking at replacing voting machines. Schedler says tampering with the current machines is remote, but a new system would further decrease chances of tampering. He is awaiting approval from the state Division of Administration. If approved, the new touch screen system would provide better confirmation for voters.

"It would produce after you vote on the screen, an actual paper ballot that would show you exactly how you voted," Schedler said. 
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Another low turnout for Saturday's special election
Posted on 11/17/2017 3:00:00 AM.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is expecting a voter turnout of 13 percent statewide for Saturday’s election which features the race for state treasurer and the New Orleans mayoral runoff between LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet. Schedler says if it wasn’t for this race, it would be a slow day at the polls.

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Not many exercise their right to vote in first two days of early voting
Posted on 11/6/2017 11:04:00 AM.
The first two days of early voting for the November 18 election shows numbers remain dismal with just under 26-thousand voters participating. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says even though they are getting the word out to encourage voters, not many took the advice.
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Another low voter turnout is expected for Nov 18 election
Posted on 11/3/2017 3:00:00 AM.
Early voting begins today for the November 18th election. There is a state treasurer's race, New Orleans mayoral contest and some local propositions to be decided. The October 13th election only saw a 14% turnout. Secretary of State Tom Schedler predicts an 11% turnout this month. He says there is not much excitement surrounding this election.
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SOS: Early Voting Numbers Remain Low
Posted on 10/6/2017 11:53:00 AM.

Early voting for the October 14th election, which concludes tomorrow, has been light. Secretary of State Tom Schedler expects a very light turnout from the two-point-nine million registered voters.

"It's been very slow and we somewhat anticipated that going into this election. Before early voting started we estimated about a 20 percent early voting turnout," Schedler said.

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Schedler: Early voting for Oct. 14th election begins Saturday but low turnout expected
Posted on 9/29/2017 3:47:00 AM.

Early voting begins tomorrow for the October 14th election, but Secretary of State Tom Schedler doesn’t expect a big turnout. Three constitutional amendments, the state treasurer’s race and a few big local elections are on the ballot. However, Schedler says there has not been much publicity.

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Low early voting turnout
Posted on 12/5/2016 12:21:00 PM.

Only 171,000 of the state’s 3 million registered voters cast their ballots during the early voting period. Pollster John Couvillion, with JMC Analytics, predicts turnout for the runoff to be 35%, at the most. He says a runoff during the holiday season has always been bad for turnout, plus this Senate race isn’t exciting voters.

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Early voting wraps up with low voter turnout
Posted on 12/2/2016 3:35:00 AM.

Early voting ends tomorrow and turnout has been lower than expected. Secretary of State Tom Schedler says we’re seeing about 22,000 voters at the polls a day during this early voting week, down 10,000 a day from the primary. He says that doesn’t mean things can’t pick up today and tomorrow.

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74% fewer people turned out to early vote in runoff compared to day one in the primary
Posted on 11/28/2016 12:49:00 PM.
Early voting for the December 10th runoff elections began on Saturday, and the turnout was not spectacular. John Couvillion with JMC Analytics says in the primary, 87,000 people turned out on the first day of early voting.
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Election season nearing the finish line
Posted on 11/28/2016 4:32:00 AM.

Early voting is underway and Election Day is less than two weeks away, so candidates are campaigning in full swing. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says now is the time for a dash to the finish line.

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