Partner Cleta Mitchell was published in The Hayride expressing support for the Louisiana legislature’s decision to support a bipartisan emergency plan for elections in July and August.
According to Mitchell’s Op-Ed, the April 4, 2020 presidential preference and federal primary election and the May 9, 2020 municipal general elections have already been delayed respectively to July 11, 2020 and August 15, 2020, by successive emergency orders of the Governor.
A bipartisan effort among Gov. John Bel Edwards, Attorney General Jeff Landry, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and state legislative leaders from both parties have jointly negotiated a plan which establishes an orderly process for conducting the delayed 2020 federal and municipal primary elections while maintaining the key components of Louisiana’s election law framework. The goal of the plan is to conduct the summer elections in a slightly different manner to ensure compliance with health and safety guidelines, but without eliminating the state’s long established systems for absentee voting, she wrote.
Read the full Op-Ed here.