The November 8, midterm elections are right around the corner. Election Day is, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, when voters across the nation will cast ballots to select candidates to represent them in public office— from local to the national government. Presidential elections are held every four years.

The upcoming election in November is centered around candidates running for a seat in one, of the two chambers, that form the United States Congress - The United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. In Layman's terms, these are the folks that make the laws. This election cycle comes around every two years.

In Louisiana, the front runners hoping to win a seat in the U.S. Senate are:

Republican Sen. John Kennedy (running for re-election) -

Democrat (former TOPGUN Navy Pilot) Luke Mixon

It's a heated battle for what political party will control the United States government. Republicans are fighting to hold on to a slim majority in the U.S. Senate. Kennedy who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump hopes he can hold on to his seat and is seeking a second term. While Democrats want to make him a one-term Senator and flip his seat by electing Luke Mixon, endorsed by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Kennedy and Mixon are the two most likely candidates to win in November, but they are not the only ones running for the seat. There are 11 other candidates running for Kennedy's seat in the U.S. Senate.


1.) Beryl A. Billiot - No Party

2.) Gary Chambers Jr. - Democrat

3.) Devin Lance Graham - Republican

4.) "Xan" John - Other

5.) W. Thomas La Fontaine Olson - No Party

6.) Bradley McMorris - Independent

7.) MV "Vinny" Mendoza - Democrat

8.) Salvador P. Rodriguez - Democrat

9.) Aaron C. Sigler - Libertarian

10.) Syrita Steib - Democrat

11.) Thomas Wenn - Other


Clay Higgins - Republican ( seeking reelection)

Holden Hoggatt - Republican

Lessie Olivia Leblanc - Democrat

Tia LeBrun - Democrat

Guy McLendon - Libertarian

Thomas "Lane" Payne Jr. - Republican

Jacob "Jake" Shaheen - Republican

Gloria R. Wiggins - Independent

There is a variety of other races taking place on Nov. 8 including several candidates for Judge, seats on School Board in districts throughout the state, and candidates for Mayor as well. Now is the time to prepare and become familiar with who is running and for what office. To help you, the Louisiana Secretary of State has a complete list of candidates running for local and national office. For candidates and races in Calcasieu Parish click, here. For a complete list of candidates in all statewide races click, here. Register to vote online, here.


Take time now to handle all of your voting business, check your voting status, change of address, polling locations, etc. Now is also a great time to download the geauxvote app to keep informed about all things pertaining to Louisiana elections. To see a sample ballot click here.

If you're a registered voter and need a new voter information card, call the Registrar of Voters Office (1000 Ryan Street, Room #7) at (337) 721-4000 to request a new card. If you need a certified copy of your voter information card, you must go in person to the Registrar of Voters Office. Bring a driver's license or another form of ID with you. Please note: No one else can get a certified copy for a voter, this includes family and friends. For all voting questions, and concerns or to find out if you meet the requirements for absentee voting, please call the Registrar of Voters Office (337) 721-4000.



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