Secretary of State says elections went smoothly

Published 2:02 pm Monday, November 14, 2022

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Special to The Daily News

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin issued the following statement on Tuesday’s elections:

“I am proud of and grateful for the hard work done by our Department of State staff, Clerks of Court and their staff, Registrars of Voters and their staff, and the thousands of election workers across the state to deliver another successful election to the people of Louisiana,” Ardoin said. “Over 1.3 million voters made their voices heard in Tuesday’s election, with all unofficial results being uploaded less than five hours after polls closed.

“We had no reports of major issues across the state, and we were able to work with our law enforcement partners to resolve a threat at a polling place in Kenner by quickly disseminating accurate and appropriate information and, working with the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court, expeditiously moving the polling site to a nearby location.

“Also, our office was able to quickly resolve an issue which caused our Geaux Vote mobile app and voter portal to work slower than usual due to the high volume of visitors to our site. Yesterday’s election shows why Louisiana is given high marks by national organizations for election integrity and administration, and why the Louisiana Legislative Auditor praised our procedures.

“Despite what some may wrongly say about Louisiana’s elections, they are and will continue to be safe, secure, transparent and accurate, thanks to the policies our office has put in place.”