The National Commission on Voting Rights, organized by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), and other supporting organizations, held a hearing in New Orleans for voters, activists, elections officials and all with a stake in Louisiana elections. The New Orleans event was the fifteenth of a series of nationwide hearings being held to collect testimony on the current landscape of voting and elections in the U.S. Over the past few years, numerous states have enacted restrictive voting laws, while many others continue to grapple with recurring election administration and electoral reform challenges. The hearing was held at the Student Life Center on the City Park campus of Delgado Community College with video captured by Delgado Television. NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, small parts of the overall program may not be available, for which we apologize. This is Part 1 of 2.