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Baton Rouge election 2016 guide: What’s on the ballot, info on candidates and issues, quizzes, more

November 8, 2016 GMT

In the Nov. 8 general election, voters will choose a new president, a new senator from Louisiana, a new Baton Rouge mayor and much more.

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HERE’S A LIST OF RACES IN THE BATON ROUGE REGION

HERE’S A LIST OF STATEWIDE RACES

HERE’S A LIST OF RACES IN THE ACADIANA REGION

SAMPLE BALLOT PAGE 1, PAGE 2, or CLICK HERE to get a personalized ballot

MORE VOTING INFORMATION from the Secretary of State’s Office

BATON ROUGE MAYOR

While 12 candidates qualified in July to replace departing three-term Mayor-President Kip Holden, five candidates have emerged as the leading contenders (click each highlighted name for a candidate profile):

Former State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, Democrat Metro Councilman John Delgado, Republican Independent candidate Darryl Gissel, no party State Rep. Denise Marcelle, Democrat State Sen. Mack “Bodi” White, Republican Seven ‘minor’ candidates for Baton Rouge mayor-president have unique stories

Rounding out the field are Beverly Amador (other party), Republican R.J. “Smokie” Bourgeois, Libertarian Rufus Craig, Republican Braylon Hyde, Democrat Greg LaFleur, Democrat Byron Sharper, Cade Williams (no party listed).

EAST BATON ROUGE METRO COUNCIL

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Metro-Council District 2 Metro-Council District 3 Metro-Council District 4Metro-Council District 5Metro-Council District 7Metro-Council District 8Metro-Council District 9Metro-Council District 10Metro-Council District 11Metro-Council District 12

(Note: Chandler Loupe is uncontested in District 3 after his opponent dropped out.)

U.S. SENATE

While 24 candidates qualified in July to replace departing U.S. Sen. David Vitter, several candidates have emerged as the leading contenders (click each highlighted name for a candidate profile):

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, Republican Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, Democrat Attorney Caroline Fayard, Democrat U.S. Rep. John Fleming, Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy, Republican Rob Maness, Republican

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 2

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

OUR VIEWS ( quick summary here ):

Amendments 1 and 4: Registrars, homestead exemptions Amendment 2: Key amendment on tuition authority Amendments 3, 5 and 6: Mixed bag on fiscal amendments

EBR TAX PROPOSALS

OUR VIEWS: EBR faces two Nov. 8 taxes -- BREC renewal, Council on Aging

KEY ASCENSION RACES

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KEY LIVINGSTON RACES

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City Judge City Court, Denham SpringsPolice chief, WalkerCouncilmen, Walker

KEY POINTE COUPEE RACE

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Home rule charter proposition

KEY LAFAYETTE RACES

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Associate Justice Supreme Court, 3rd district

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