Charles Maldonado covers the city of New Orleans and other local government bodies. He previously worked for Gambit, New Orleans’ alternative newsweekly, where he covered city hall, criminal justice and public health. Before moving to New Orleans, he covered state and local government for weekly papers in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn.
Many polling places were flooded by the storm, so elections officials consolidated them. Ten years later, many of us are still driving farther to vote than we did before the storm. The average distance to a voting location in the core of the city has increased 50 percent since 2004.By Charles Maldonado