Reflecting on the Nov. 3 election

Published 9:34 am Saturday, November 7, 2020

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Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin released the following statement following the unofficial results of the Presidential election:

“I couldn’t be more pleased with our Louisiana presidential election,” Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin said. “This year presented unprecedented challenges, from a pandemic to three hurricanes, but we came together with our election partners to pull off a successful election.”

Ardoin reported 817,961 voters cast a ballot during early voting, 167,824 voters cast an absentee ballot and 1,161,528 voters exercised their right to vote on Election Day. This total turnout of 2,147,313 represents a 69.4 percent turnout, exactly within the office projection of 69-71 percent. It was calculated that 54.1 percent of voters exercised their right to vote in-person on Election Day, while 38.1 percent voted early and 7.8 percent voted absentee.

Despite the recent challenges forced upon the state by a global pandemic as well as Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta, Louisiana did not experience any difficulties outside of the usual scope of Election Day issues.

As a reminder, the mail and in-person registration deadline for the Dec. 5 Congressional Runoff Election is Wednesday, Nov. 4. The online registration deadline is Saturday, Nov. 14. This deadline is for citizens who are unregistered, as well as registered voters who would like to make changes to their registration. Citizens can check their registration or register to vote online at In order to submit electronically, a Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana special ID card must be used.

After registering, voters should download the GeauxVote Mobile smartphone app which provides registration information as well as voting districts, sample ballots, polling place information and election results.


For more information, contact the Elections Division by calling 1-800-883-2805 or emailing