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Elections again? Voting opens in Louisiana's US House races

The week-long early voting period opens Saturday in March 20 special elections to fill two U.S. House positions that opened shortly after fall elections wrapped up.
Credit: Louisiana Secretary of State
“I Voted” stickers were provided for the first time in the history of the Secretary of State’s Office for the 2016 Presidential Election as a special election turnout initiative. Secretary Ardoin has plans to work with Louisiana artists for future elections.

BATON ROUGE, La. — Voters thought they'd settled Louisiana’s congressional seats last fall. But only a few months later, they’re being asked to return to the polls for a sort of do-over. 

The week-long early voting period opens Saturday in March 20 special elections to fill two U.S. House positions that opened shortly after fall elections wrapped up. They include the New Orleans-based seat Democrat Cedric Richmond departed to work for President Joe Biden and the northeast Louisiana-based seat left unfilled when Republican Luke Letlow died of COVID-19 complications before he was sworn into office. 

Fifteen competitors are seeking Richmond’s former seat. Letlow’s widow and 11 more contenders are vying for the other position.

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