Louisiana Political News Wire
Election day voting will remain 14 hours
BATON ROUGE -- A Senate panel narrowly rejected a measure Wednesday that would have pushed back the start of the voting day by one hour. House Bill 209 had more success than previous efforts to shorten the voting day, making it through the House. But in the end, Senators kept the bill in the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee by a 4-4 vote. Secretary of State Tom Schedler sought the change, arguing that existing voting hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., the second-longest in the nation, place an undue burden on poll workers
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