Election results to be tested

Ahead of the upcoming Saturday, Aug. 15, election, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office tested its electronic election results system on Monday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. During the test period, mock results were displayed on the secretary of state’s website. These election results are only for testing purposes and do not reflect any actual results.

Media outlets are strongly urged to test their election night broadcast systems, graphics and websites in conjunction with our testing so that any technical issues can be identified and remedied with assistance from the secretary of state’s IT staff prior to election night. In an effort to combat misinformation, we urge outlets to put banners on their websites showing their readers/viewers that the results are only test results and not official.

In preparation for election night, media outlets should reserve their seat at the Secretary of State’s Office if they are interested in watching results via our Elections Registration Information Network. This seat can also serve as a backup for your election night plans.

If any issues are encountered, to sign up for the XML feed or to reserve a seat at ERIN, contact Tamisha Ashworth in the Communications Office at 225-362-5108 or tamisha.ashworth@sos.la.gov.

Finally, the Communications Office for Election Day will be staffed by Press Secretary Tyler Brey and Public Information Officer Tamisha Ashworth. Brey can be reached at 225-362-5086 office, 443-605-7870 cell or tyler.brey@sos.la.gov. Ashworth can be reached at the information listed above.