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Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011

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The Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Jay Dardenne captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election was held on Saturday, November 19, 2011[1] but the office of lieutenant governor did not appear on the ballot.

Louisiana elects the governor and the lieutenant governor on a shared ticket in the general election only; the two offices have separate primary campaigns and elections. The state's current lieutenant governor, Republican Jay Dardenne, was first elected in a special election in 2010 and defeated Plaquesmines Parish President Billy Nungesser in the primary.

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Contents
1 Key dates
2 Race background
3 Race tracking

Key dates

  • Administrative deadlines are at close of business (5:00) unless otherwise noted.
Deadline Event
Sept. 8 Declaration of candidacy
Sept. 21 Voter registration for the primary election
Oct. 8 - 15 Early voting period for the primary
Oct. 18 Absentee ballot request for the primary
Oct. 19 Voter registration for the general election
Oct. 21 Absentee ballot receipt by registrar for the primary
Oct. 22 Primary election
Nov. 5 - 12 Early voting period for the general election
Nov. 15 Absentee ballot request for the general election
Nov. 18 Absentee ballot receipt by registrar
Nov. 19 General election

Polls

Date of Poll Pollster Jay Dardenne (R) Billy Nungesser (R) Undecided Number polled
October 5-7 Clarus Research Group 40% 27% 33% 602

In state races, Louisiana uses an open primary system often referred to as a "jungle primary." All candidates, regardless of political affiliation, run in one primary where voters are not bound to vote for a candidate from their own party.

Ordinarily, the top two vote-earners, who may be from the same party, will advance to a runoff. However, if one candidate wins a clear majority, he or she is considered to have won the election.

Results

Lt. Governor of Louisiana, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Dardenne Incumbent 53.1% 504,541
     Republican Billy Nungesser 46.9% 445,049
Total Votes 949,590


Candidates

Democratic

No Democrats have entered the race.

Republican


See also

External links

Campaign sites

Republicans

References