Making Democracy Work

WHAT IS THE CHANGE IN INAUGURATION DATES FOR THE NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS?

The City Councilmembers and the Mayor elected in this fall 2017 election will be inaugurated on May 7, 2018. The next municipal inauguration date is the 2nd Monday in January starting in 2022. This change in inauguration dates was approved by the New Orleans voters in the November 4, 2014 election. This transition was the result of a study by the League of Women Voters of New Orleans. You may read a summary of the transition and a complete copy of the study at Celebrate or Vote