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Louisiana 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Elections

    Amendment 1: Registrar of Voters Amendment

    Provides that the manner of appointment for the registrar of voters in each parish is as provided by law and to require the qualifications of the registrar to be provided by law

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,329,989 72.6 %
    No501,50327.4 %
    Education: Higher Ed

    Amendment 2: Postsecondary Education Tuition and Fee Authority Amendment

    Authorizes the postsecondary education management boards to establish the tuition and mandatory fee amounts charged by institutions under their supervision and management, without legislative approval

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes782,96842.9 %
    No1,040,65957.1 %
    Tax & Revenue

    Amendment 3: State Corporate Tax Amendment

    Eliminates the deductibility of federal income taxes paid in computing state corporate income taxes

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes790,31643.9 %
    No1,009,49956.1 %
    Military & Veterans Affairs | Tax & Revenue

    Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption for Families of Persons Died in Active Duty Amendment

    Authorizes an exemption from ad valorem property tax for the total assessed value of the homestead of an unmarried surviving spouse of a person who died while on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Louisiana National Guard, or while performing their duties as a state police, law enforcement, or fire protection officer

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,298,07271.8 %
    No509,90828.2 %
    Natural Resources | Tax & Revenue | Transportation

    Amendment 5: Revenue Stabilization Fund Amendment

    Establishes the Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund for the deposit of recurring mineral and corporate tax revenues, to restrict the use of the fund to 10% of the balance when the balance reaches $5 billion, to restrict the use of the fund to construction projects and transportation infrastructure, and to allocate recurring mineral revenues to the payment of state employee retirement debt

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes949,59853.6 %
    No821,93446.4 %
    Budgets | Tax & Revenue

    Amendment 6: Eliminate Budget Deficit Amendment

    Authorizes the use of up to five percent of current year appropriations or allocations from statutorily or certain constitutionally created funds or up to one percent of the current year’s balances in certain constitutionally created funds to eliminate a projected deficit in the next fiscal year if the official forecast for the next fiscal year is less than the official forecast for the current fiscal year or if the official forecast has been reduced by at least one percent from the most recently adopted estimate for the ensuing fiscal year, and to exempt certain funds and mandates from being used to eliminate a projected deficit

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes743,09142.2 %
    No1,018,92657.8 %
    Louisiana Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(105)
    (42)(60)(3)
    State Senators(39)
    (14)(25)
    US Representatives(6)
    (1)(5)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    US House - Voters will elect 6 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 6 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Louisiana will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Six seats on Louisiana's state-level courts are on the ballot on November 8, 2016.
    Local Judges -
    Local Government
    School board - One of the 22 Louisiana school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding regular school board elections for seven seats in 2016.
    Municipal - Of these 46 cities with elections this year, 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council.
    Candidates
    Louisiana Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? No
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    Louisiana is one of the nine states that do not permit write-in candidates. Louisiana state law does not permit write-in candidates.

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    UPCOMING DATES
    April 29, 2017
    Louisiana : Municipal General Election
    October 14, 2017
    Louisiana : Open Primary/Orleans Municipal Parochial Primary
    November 18, 2017
    Louisiana : Open General/Orleans Municipal Parochial General
    March 24, 2018
    Louisiana : Municipal Primary