Louisiana polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 6). When you go to cast your vote, be sure to take one of the following:a driver’s licensea Louisiana Special IDsome other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signatureThe Secretary of State’s website says voters who have no picture ID can bring a utility bill, payroll check or government document that includes their name and address but they will have to sign an affidavit in order to vote.Find your polling place and sample ballot here.Here is what’s on your ballot in every parish in metro New Orleans.Here’s a 60-second overview of the constitutional amendments.Here’s a more in-depth look (4-minute read) of the proposed constitutional amendments.Here are the election recommendations from the editorial board of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.Election Day forecast in New Orleans: 50 percent chance of rainNew Orleans-area ballots, parish by parishThe constitutional amendments … [Read more...] about Election Day 2018 guide in New Orleans: What do I need, where do I vote, etc.
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The votes are in. Here are the highlights of Nov. 6, 2018, election results in the New Orleans metro area.See all the election coverage from NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.FANTASY SPORTSVoters in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes approved a state law making it legal to gamble on online fantasy sports.Voters in 47 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes opted to legalize fantasy sports betting, with most of those against it situated in north Louisiana.Legislators will now have to make the rules and determine how to tax the games before anyone can play.Parish results for fantasy sports bettingSECRETARY OF STATEInterim Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, a Republican, and Gwen Collins-Greenup, a Democrat, head to a runoff. The special election was prompted after Tom Schedler, who held the position for 10 years, resigned in May following a sexual harassment scandal involving a department employee.Secretary of State race heads to a … [Read more...] about Election results in New Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and metro area
Public schools in New Orleans experienced what one official described as a “modest” shift in school letter grades in the state’s performance system this year, as Louisiana transitions to a new rating formula that uses more rigorous standards, according to data released Thursday (Nov. 8) by the state.Overall, Orleans Parish public schools held onto a “C” letter grade in performance under the new system for the 2017-18 school year. Thursday’s information from the Louisiana Department of Education accounts for 84 public schools in New Orleans, including five schools that either closed or were taken over by a new charter board this year.New Orleans as a whole dropped from a B to a C letter grade during the 2016-17 school year, as more schools that had been under the state-run Recovery School District returned to the parish.The results were released under Louisiana’s new accountability system, which now evaluates schools on how much progress their … [Read more...] about New Orleans public schools maintain C grade on tougher state report card
The early voting period for the Dec. 8 election begins Saturday (Nov. 24) and lasts until Dec. 1. To take part, residents must have been registered to vote by Nov. 7 if they signed up in person or by mail. The online registration deadline was Nov. 17.Hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except for Sunday, when polling locations are closed. Exceptions are noted below. Requests for mail ballots, other than from military members and U.S. citizens living overseas, must be received by parish registrars of voters by Dec. 4. Registrars must receive mail ballots no later than Dec. 7.A review of statewide elections and local ballots follows, along with a parish-by-parish list of early voting locations. StatewideThe runoff for secretary of state is between Kyle Ardoin, a Republican, and Gwen Collins-Greenup, a Democrat.Ardoin has held the post on an interim basis since May when he was appointed to take over from Tom Schedler, who resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal … [Read more...] about Early voting for Dec. 8 election starts Saturday; what you need to know, parish by parish
Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches, New Orleans schools still don’t provide every child a quality education.The improvement in the city’s public schools is undeniable, but the results are uneven. For example, black and Hispanic 16-24 year-olds are three to four times more likely than their white peers to lack a high school diploma or have given up working toward one, according to the tricentennial report on education from the Data Center.The report, “New Orleans Public Schools: An Unrealized Democratic Ideal,” also found an unequal distribution of experienced teachers across the system. The small number of white students in the city’s public schools tend to be in schools that have selective admissions requirements, where more teachers have graduate degrees and there are fewer low-income students.Although New Orleans founded one of the first public school systems in the South based on the ideal of educating every child to thrive … [Read more...] about New Orleans’ mission: Make schools truly equitable