Louisiana Secretary of State

Former State Senator A.G. Crowe discusses his quest to be elected Secretary of State at age 70. Celebrated Louisiana novelist David Madden on turning 85 tomorrow. Journalist Kate Davies on her book: "Intrinsic Hope.”


Wallis Watkins

Election season is officially underway, as qualifying for the fall election ended Friday, July 20. Voters in Louisiana will head to the polls Nov. 6 to choose the state’s six members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Secretary of State in Louisiana. 

Wallis Watkins

Friday was the last day for candidates in Louisiana to get their name on the ballot for fall elections. The only statewide race in November will have nine candidates vying for the job of Secretary of State, responsible for overseeing elections throughout Louisiana.

State Rep. Rick Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge) qualified for the race Friday, saying he’s ready to build transparency and integrity into the office.

State Representative Julie Stokes on her run for Secretary of State and the special session prognosis. AFL-CIO President Louis Reine on the failure of the Legislature to approve equal pay and minimum wage increase measures. Writer Jessica Hooten Wilson on the enduring popularity of Walker Percy….28 years after the famous author from Louisiana died.

Louisiana Secretary of State's Office

Secretary of State Tom Schedler has announced his resignation following allegations of sexual harassment.

Several Louisiana lawmakers, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, called for Schedler to resign when an  employee filed a lawsuit in February.

Sunset Review: Department of State

Dec 6, 2017
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"It is a function of the Legislature to review agencies from time to time, to determine whether they should continue or not," House and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman Mike Danahay explained Tuesday.

With 12 "sunset reviews" (as they're called) due to be completed by next July 1, the committee is getting a jumpstart on the process, beginning with the Department of State.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler
Sue Lincoln

Secretary of State Tom Schedler addresses concerns about voter fraud in elections. He also details his efforts to register as many citizens to vote as possible in the state. Shedler says Louisiana boasts one of the highest voter registration rates in the nation, but getting those voters to turn out at the polls is an entirely different idea.


Louisiana Secretary of State's Office

The time for early voting in Louisiana has ended and as of Tuesday at midnight, the numbers have surpassed previous early voting. Meg Casper, Press Secretary for Secretary of State Tom Schedler, says more than 437,000  of Louisiana's three million voters voted early across the state. And that’s not including yesterday’s turnout. 


Getting Your Vote In Early

Oct 25, 2016
Secretary of State Tom Schedler
Sue Lincoln

Early voting begins today, and runs through next Tuesday, November first.

“The presidential election is usually our Super Bowl, Final Four, all put into one,” Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler says.

Last Day To Register For Election

Oct 11, 2016
Sue Lincoln

“The one thing I want to encourage everyone to do is to go out and register to vote if you’re not.”

Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding everyone that today is the last day to register to vote in the November 8th election.

“You can register online. It’s safe, it’s quick, it’s secure.” And the web address to do that is www.sos.la.gov .

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