Local elections scheduled for April and May have been delayed due to the Coronavirus spread. Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin just moments ago revealed the plans at a news conference in Baton Rouge.
This announcement delays the April 4th election until Saturday, June 20th and the May 9th runoff election to Saturday, July 25th.
Red River Clerk of Court Stuart Shaw told The Journal the delay of the local elections means that Early Voting will not begin on Saturday, March 21st as originally scheduled. Shaw said early voting will now begin two weeks prior to the new election dates. Early Voting will run from May 30th through June 6th for the June 20th election.
Shaw also said that a school for election commissioners had been scheduled for next Monday evening. Shaw said the school would be rescheduled later.
More details on the election delay will be forthcoming from state and local election officials.