Election Day: Louisiana Ballot Overview

Nov 5, 2018

It’s election day across the country, and if you weren’t one of the nearly 312-thousand Louisianans who voted early, today is your last chance to make your voice heard in the 2018 midterms.

Every congressional seat in Louisiana is up for re-election - though not necessarily up for grabs - as challengers try to unseat incumbents in districts across the state.

Voters have the chance to weigh in on six constitutional amendments. Amendments 1 and 2 deal with criminal justice issues, such as whether or not convicted felons should have to wait 5 years after completing their sentence before they can run for elected office, and if felony convictions should require unanimous jury verdicts.

Other amendments deal with property tax issues, sharing of resources between local governments, and whether state police should be able to access gas tax dollars dedicated to transportation infrastructure.

And voters will decide on a parish-by-parish basis whether or not to legalize online fantasy sports betting.

The special election for Secretary of State likely won’t be decided by Tuesday night - the top two of nine candidates will advance to a runoff election in early December.

Polls are open from 6a.m. until 8p.m.