Today’s the last day to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd election. Matt Doyle explains.
Power could still be out in some Hurricane Zeta-impacted areas on November 3rd making for a potential Election Day mess. Matt Doyle has the story.
COVID case rates are steadily increasing in Central and Northeast Louisiana, and with the holidays approaching, health officials are concerned. Brooke Thorington explains
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The absolute deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd election is today at 430 PM, and the deadline to return any outstanding ballots is Monday at 430 PM.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says if you’ve procrastinated this long and haven’t requested an absentee ballot your best bet is…
If you turn in an absentee ballot on time you are not allowed to vote in person on Election Day.
Ardoin says they received over 200,000 requests for absentee ballots this cycle, and over 146,000 have been turned in, and about 16,000 people who requested one ended up voting in person instead.
Ardoin says if your ballot has not been received by 430 PM November 2nd…
Election Day is this Tuesday, November 3rd. Polls open at 6 AM and close at 8 PM. Information on your local polling station can be found on the Secretary’s website, or on the GeauxVote Mobile app.
We still don’t have a timeline for when power will be restored for most customers impacted by Hurricane Zeta, but it appears it could be out in some areas through the November 3rd election.
Governor Edwards says there’s not much time left for the state to alter Election Day plans in hurricane-impacted areas of southeast Louisiana.
Edwards says if you didn’t early vote it is vital that you stay up to date on potential changes for Election Day polling station changes.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin says he’s confident that one way or another they can deliver this election to the people of southeast Louisiana, whether that means generators or other options…
As COVID cases across the country are on the rise, comparatively Louisiana’s case rates have been steady for the past month. However, Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter says there are two areas of the state that have health officials on alert, Central and Northeast Louisiana.
According to the health department Richland, Tensas, Caldwell, and Concordia parishes are showing increasing positivity rates.
Dr. Kanter says contract tracing in the state indicates outbreaks at religious services, high school football games, and small gatherings in backyards.
Dr. Kanter says about 50-percent of people who have COVID have no idea they are infected because they show no symptoms, but they can still expose others.
The state has been in Phase Three since mid-September. The reopening status and capacity limits are dependent upon the parish being at or below 5-percent for two weeks.
Southeast Louisiana parish leaders are asking residents for patience and compliance as they work to get electricity back up and running and clean the streets.
Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng asks residents to produce the least amount of wastewater possible while the power is out due to concerns over the unpowered sewer system.
New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell says over 100,000 customers are still without power and trees are down across the city.
The city also had the first reported fatality related to Zeta, a 55-year-old man who was electrocuted by a downed powerline.
Zeta was still a cat one when it roared into St. Tammany Parish. President Mike Cooper says tens of thousands are still without power but power crews are swarming the area.
LSU is a three-point favorite heading into tomorrow’s SEC West matchup against the Auburn Tigers. The Bayou Bengals have won the last three games in this series and Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn says it’s time for them to get a victory
LSU Freshman Quarterback TJ Finley is set to make his first road start, while Auburn’s offense features a freshman running back. Malzahn says Tank Bigsby’s emergence has helped get their running game on track
The Saints head into Sunday’s game with Chicago ranked last in the NFL in red-zone defense. Opponents have made 22 trips inside New Orleans’ 20-yard line and they’ve scored 19 touchdowns. Coach Sean Payton says they want to at least force field goals
The Bears have a 48-percent efficiency offensively in the red zone, which is the fourth-worst in the NFL.
Louisiana Tech will look to snap a two-game losing streak tomorrow when they host UAB tomorrow afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium. The Bulldogs are coming off a tough one point loss on the road to UTSA and they are 3-3 on the season with five games left. Coach Skip Holtz is looking to finish out the season strong
Senior running back Israel Tucker on what it will take to beat the Blazers…