Louisiana elections, 2012
|1 2012 Elections|
|2 Eligibility to Vote|
|2.1 Primary election|
|2.2 General election|
|3 Voting absentee|
|3.3 Military and overseas voting|
|4 Voting early|
|5 See also|
The state of Louisiana held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:
- Signature filing deadline: February 22, 2012
- Blanket primary date: November 6, 2012
- General election runoff date: December 1, 2012
|On the 2012 ballot|| Click here for all |
November 6, 2012
|U.S. Senate||Preview Article|
|U.S. House (9 seats)|
|State Executives (1 seat)||Preview Article|
|Ballot measures (9 measures)||Preview Article|
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page
Elections by type
|Members of the U.S. House from Louisiana -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
|District||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|1st|| M.V. Mendoza
|Steve Scalise||Steve Scalise||No|
|2nd|| Cedric Richmond
|Cedric Richmond||Cedric Richmond||No|
|3rd|| Ron Richard
Charles Boustany Jr.
|Jeff Landry||Charles Boustany Jr.||No|
|4th|| John Fleming
|John Fleming||John Fleming||No|
|5th|| Rodney Alexander
Clay Steven Grant
|Rodney Alexander||Rodney Alexander||No|
|6th|| Bill Cassidy
Rufus Holt Craig Jr.
|Bill Cassidy||Bill Cassidy||No|
|7th||District Removed in Redistricting||Charles Boustany Jr.||N/A||N/A|
There was one state executive position up for election.
|Louisiana Public Service Commission General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via Louisiana Secretary of State.|
- See also: Louisiana 2012 ballot measures
|Amendment 1||Healthcare||Protects the state medicaid trust fund for the elderly from budget cuts.|
|Amendment 2||Firearms||Adds additional constitutional protections to state gun rights.|
|Amendment 3||Administration of Gov't||Requires more advance filing for bills involving public employee retirement|
|Amendment 4||Taxes||Provides property tax exemptions to certain veterans' spouses|
|Amendment 5||Law||Allows the legislature to deny retirement benefits to any public employee or official who commits a felony related to their office|
|Amendment 6||Taxes||Authorizes the city of New Iberia to grant contracts for the exemption of property annexed by the city|
|Amendment 7||Administration of Gov't||Restructures the composition of constitutional boards and commissions|
|Amendment 8||Taxes||Allows local governments to opt-in to property tax exemptions for certain businesses|
|Amendment 9||Laws||Established certain requirements prior to legislatively creating certain special districts|
Eligibility to Vote
- See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections
- See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections
The deadline to register to vote was 30 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 31 for the December 1st general election.
- Voter ID info
- Residency requirements: Reside in Louisiana and in parish.
- Same-day registration: None
- See also: Absentee Voting
You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:
—Louisiana Secretary of State
An absentee voting program is also available for voters who are aged 65 years or older, disabled, or residing in a nursing home.
To vote absentee a request must be received no earlier than 60 days prior to the election and no later than four days prior. The ballot must then be returned by 4:30 p.m. on the day before the election. Military personnel, their dependents, U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States and voters who are hospitalized may return an absentee ballot request by 4:30 p.m. the day before the election and submit their ballot by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
Louisiana is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permits some form of early voting. Early voting begins 14 days before an election and ends seven days prior to Election Day.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Voter Registration," accessed April 25, 2012
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Elections Calendar" accessed May 7, 2012
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Voter Registration" accessed May 7, 2012 (dead link)
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Vote by Mail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Louisiana Secretary of State Website, "Early Voting, In Person," accessed December 19, 2013