September 24, 2019
Contact: Allyson Sanders

Louisiana Democratic Party Launches Voter Protection Plan for 2019 Election


Tuesday, the Louisiana Democratic Party announced the launch of their Voter Protection Plan, the party’s biggest voter protection effort ever. The Voter Protection Plan is an effort to make every vote count during Louisiana’s election season. 

 “With so much at stake this October, Louisiana Democrats are committed to protecting your sacred right to vote and fighting back against any and all attempts to suppress that right,” Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “As voter suppression and election security risks grow, we’re proud to launch our biggest voter protection effort ever through an online Voter Protection Program, a Voter Protection Hotline, and a team of allies and volunteers working nonstop around the state.”

The Louisiana Democratic Party is fighting to make every vote count through our Voter Protection Plan. Here’s our strategy:

  • We’re launching a 21st century online Voter Protection Program to monitor reports of long lines and reply to voters needing assistance on social media. 
  • On the first day of early voting, Sept. 28, we’ll go live with a staffed Voter Protection Hotline to take calls from voters, answer questions about voting, or report problems. 
  • We’re teaming up with lawyers and election security allies to block voter suppression as it happens and file these instances away for future legal challenges. 

“The scale of voter suppression that we’ve seen in other states shows how vital voter protection plans like ours are,” Karen Carter Peterson, Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “Our team is defending every single Louisianians’ right to vote, regardless of party, and ensuring they know their voting rights, make their voices heard, and have the confidence that their vote will count.” 

 The Voter Protection Hotline number is (225) 255-3401. The hotline will be open during Early Voting, Sept. 28 – Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. On Election Day, Oct. 12, it will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.