THE 2011 LEG STATE BOARD
Each district will have the option of electing one (1) candidate for the state offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House and Senate President at its Pre-LEG training session. The candidates selected at the Pre-LEG session will run against each other for the aforementioned state offices at Youth Legislature. Those elected will serve in their official capacities during the next year’s session of Youth Legislature.
1st place- Louisiana Youth Legislature Governor
Lt. Governor’s Race:
1st place – Louisiana Youth Legislature Lt. Governor
2nd place - Deputy Lt. Governor
House Speaker and Senate President Races:
1st place- Speaker of the House or Senate President
2nd place- Speaker Pro-Tem or President Pro-Tem
3rd & 4th place- House Floor Leader or Senate Floor Leader
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Paper Press Editor
Video Press Editor
Secretary of State –appointment by Advisory Committee through an application process (applications due at conference)
At Pre-LEG, each Y&G club may cast two votes for the candidate(s) of its choice. (The votes may be for the same candidates or split for two different ones.)
Each delegation will be allowed to select one representative to cast their club's votes. This representative must meet with the delegation prior to voting and must vote for the candidate or candidates selected by the delegation.
At the YOUTH LEGISLATURE CONFERENCE:
Voting booths from the Registrar of Voters Office will be used for individuals to cast their ballots at the Youth Legislature conference for the election of the Governor, Lt. Governor, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. President of the Senate and Speaker of the House are determined through popular vote in respective chambers.
Votes for Governor and Lt. Governor will be grouped by district, with each candidate receiving a percentage of the district’s votes. All district percentages of each candidate will be added and the winner of each election will be determined by greatest percent of votes. In the case of a tie, we will have a run-off between the top two candidates for that position.
Supreme Court Chief Justice, Paper Press Editor and Video Press Editor are elected within their respective chambers through popular vote. All candidates for these positions must fill out an intent to run form at the conference. Elections occur Saturday morning in their individual chambers.