Early Voting begins Saturday for December 8th runoff
Posted on 11/23/2018 10:27:00 AM.
Early voting begins Saturday at 8:30 AM for the December 8th election, which features the secretary of state’s runoff race. Early voting will continue, except on Sunday, through December 1st. Voter turnout for the November 6th election was just over 50%. But pollster John Couvillon of JMC Analytics expects a much lower turnout for this election.
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Early voting concludes with 307,000 ballots cast
Posted on 10/31/2018 1:50:00 PM.
Early voting ended yesterday and as of Tuesday night 307,000 people voted in person or with a mail in ballot, which JMC Analytics pollster John Couvillon says is a record for a non-Presidential election.
 
Couvillon says even though the Louisiana ballot lacks a marquee race, voters are aware of the November 6th election, because of hotly contested midterm elections elsewhere. 
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Analyst: Over 100,000 early votes already for the midterm election
Posted on 10/26/2018 2:56:00 AM.

According to one pollster, early voting numbers are strong for the midterm election in Louisiana. JMC Analytics publisher John Couvillon says we haven't seen midterm participation like this since 2006. 

“We have now crossed the 100,000 mark which is pretty good for a midterm election cycle where you don’t have any heavily contested races.”
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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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