14 April 2020 – Elections postponed to August 15th

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Local Government, Parliament
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Electoral changes
Level of Jurisdiction: Louisiana
Lead People/Agency: John Bel Edwards: Implementer
Louisiana Secretary of State: Decision Maker

Overview: At the request of the Louisiana Secretary of State, Gov. John Bel Edwards has postponed Louisiana’s elections for another few weeks because of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state. The Governor originally moved the elections on March 13. The June 20, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary election in Louisiana is hereby rescheduled for July 11, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The July 25, 2020 election is hereby rescheduled for August 15, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Full details here: https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2462

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Secretary of State, Louisiana
Evidence/Justification: The justification for this policy came from the Louisiana Secretary of the State whom advised Governor Edwards to push back an original policy.