Louisiana Elections

                          for 2018

The General election is Nov. 6, 2018. Run-off election is on Dec. 08, 2018. 

Check if you’re registered to vote at Voter Search.

Register online at Register to Vote.

Get your sample ballot at Sample Ballot Lookup.

Registration Deadline

  • In-Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 30 days before Election Day. If that day is a Sunday, then the deadline is 29 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 30 days before Election Day.

Early Voting starts 14 days before Election Day and ends 7 days before Election Day.

Federal Level

President: There is NO candidate running for president in 2018.

Senator: There is NO candidate running for the senate in 2018.

US Congress:

On November 6th voters will elect six candidates to serve in the US House, one from each of the state’s six congressional districts. In Louisiana, all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run in the general election. If a candidate receives at least 50 percent of the vote in the general election, he or she wins outright. If no candidate reaches that threshold, a runoff election, on Dec. 8th, is held between the top two vote-getters.

The Democratic candidates running US House of Representative from Louisiana for 2018 are:

District 1:Jim Francis or Tammy Savoie or Lee Ann Dugas; District 2:Cedric Richmond (I); District 3:Phillip Conner or Mildred “Mimi” Methvin or Verone Thomas; District 4:Ryan Trundle; District 5: No Democrat; District 6:Justin DeWitt or Andie Saizan.

State Level

State Executive Level

Louisiana will  Not hold the  elections for Govenor, Lt. governor, attorney general, or treasurer

The only executive positions open in 2018 are for secretary of State and Public service commission. The deadline to file is July 20th and the election is on Nov. 6th.

The democratic candidate for Sec. of State is: Renee Fontenot Free.

I do not know the democratic candidate that is running.

lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, agriculture and forestry commissioner, and insurance commissioner.

State senate – There is NO state senate seat up for election in 2018.

The next election will be held on October 12, 2019 (the primary election), and the general election runoff will be held on November 16, 2019. The candidate filing deadline for candidates is August 8, 2019. The Louisiana State Senate is one of seven state legislative chambers holding elections in 2019.

State House of Representatives – There is NO state house seat up for election in 2018.

The next Elections for the office of Louisiana of Representatives will take place in 2019. The primary election will be held on October 12, 2019, and the general election runoff will be held on November 16, 2019. The candidate filing deadline for candidates is August 8, 2019.

Counties Level: There are NO county elections in 2018.

School Board elections:

2018 Louisiana School Board Elections
District Primary Election General Election Runoff Election Regular term length Seats up for election Total board seats 2015-16 enrollment
Caddo Parish Public Schools N/A 11/6/2018 N/A 4 12 12 40,356
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools N/A 11/6/2018 N/A 4 15 15 32,208
East Baton Rouge Parish School System N/A 11/6/2018 N/A 4 9 9 41,617
Jefferson Parish Public Schools N/A 11/6/2018 N/A 4 9 9 48,389
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools N/A 11/6/2018 N/A 4 15 15 38,069

Ballot measures:

Six statewide ballot measures will be on the ballot in Louisiana on Nov 6, 2018.

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Unanimous Jury Verdict for Felony Trials Amendment Trials Requires a unanimous jury verdict for felony trials
LRCA Phase-In of Tax Increases from Property Reappraisal Amendment Taxes Provides for a phase-in of certain property tax increases due to reappraisal
LRCA Exchange of Public Equipment and Personnel Between Political Subdivisions Amendment Local Gov’t Allows political subdivisions to exchange public equipment and personnel
LRCA No Dedication of Transportation Trust Fund Revenue to State Police Amendment Taxes Provides for a phase-in of certain property tax increases due to reappraisal
LRCA Felons Disqualified to Run for Office for Five Years Amendment Elections Prohibits felons from running for office for five years
LRCA Special Assessment for Homes in Trusts Amendment Property Allows special assessments for certain homes in trusts

In addition to statewide ballot measures, each of the 64 parishes will vote a Fantasy Sports Contests Measure.