Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne asked municipal leaders from around the state Saturday for their support in abolishing the state's July elections.
Statewide turnout for this month's election was 6 percent, Dardenne said. He also cited an election in southern Louisiana in which one voter cast a ballot.
"It's something we should be concerned about as elected officials," he said.
Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu also addressed LMA members at the convention, which ended Saturday.
"(Other states) see Louisiana as a police state with a lot of political corruption," Landrieu said. "We need to confront those challenges ... we've got to make sure the public knows they can trust us so we can do our jobs."