New Orleans mayoral election, 1977
|Elections in Louisiana|
Elections in Louisiana—with the exception of U.S. presidential elections—follow a variation of the open primary system. Candidates of any and all parties are listed on one ballot; voters need not limit themselves to the candidates of one party. Unless one candidate takes more than 50% of the vote in the first round, a run-off election is then held between the top two candidates, who may in fact be members of the same party. In this election, the first round of voting was held on October 1, 1977, and the runoff was held on November 12.
Primary, October 1
|DeLesseps "Toni" Morrison, Jr.||32,176|
|Thomas Lewis Giraud||5,215|
|Herbert W. Christenberry, Jr.||1,381|
|Cecil M. Shilstone||191|
|Thomas Joseph Garnier||188|
|George A. Aiavolasiti||181|
Runoff, November 12
1973 mayoral election
|New Orleans mayoral elections||Succeeded by
1982 mayoral election
- Board of Supervisors of Elections for the Parish of Orleans. Election Returns of Orleans Parish, 1977.