Louisiana Political News Wire
Law will delay 2014 New Orleans elections to avoid Carnival conflicts
BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal has approved a plan to delay the 2014 elections in the city of New Orleans by a few weeks because balloting would conflict with the Carnival parade season. Jindal has signed Senate Bill 135 by Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, which moves the elections, normally held on the fourth Saturday following the first Saturday in February, to the third Saturday in March. The bill is effective for the 2014 elections only and has a provision in it that repeals the statute on June 1, 2014. Morrell's bill goes into effect on Aug. 1.
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