Voter’s will head to the polls this upcoming Tuesday to cast their ballots. Items on the ballot will include races for Presidential, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Morgan City Council Districts 2, 3 and 4, and six amendments. We have listed each amendment below for you to read.
Things you need to know for Election Day
Election Day is November 8, 2016
Polls are open 6 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.
Bring an accepted ID
Bring one of the following:
- A Louisiana driver’s license or special ID card
- Another generally recognized picture ID card that contains your name and signature
If you don’t have any of the above IDs, you can complete a sworn statement claiming that with your date of birth and your mother’s maiden name
If you registered to vote in Louisiana for the first time; submitted your voter registration application by mail; and you didn’t provide your Louisiana driver’s license or special ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number when you registered to vote, also bring a photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or other government document that shows your name and address.
Amendments on the November 8th Ballot
CA NO. 1 (ACT 677 – HB 459) — Registrar of Voters
Do you support an amendment to provide 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? (Amends Article XI, Section 5)
CA NO. 2 (ACT 680 – SB 80) — Establish Tuition without Legislative Approval
Do you support an amendment to authorize the postsecondary education management boards to establish the tuition and mandatory fee amounts charged by institutions under their supervision and management, without legislative approval? (Adds Article VIII, Section 7.2)
CA NO. 3 (ACT 31 – HB 31) — Eliminate Deductibility of Federal Income Taxes
Do you support an amendment to eliminate the deductibility of federal income taxes paid in computing state corporate income taxes? (Effective January 1, 2017) (Amends Article VII, Section 4(A))
CA NO. 4 (ACT 678 – HB 505) — Homestead Exemption-Surviving Spouse
Do you support an amendment to authorize 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? (Effective December 1, 2016) (Adds Article VII, Section 21(M))
CA NO. 5 (ACT 679 – HB 603) — Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund
Do you support an amendment to establish 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? (Adds Article VII, Section 10(F)(4)(h), 10.15, and 10.16)
CA NO. 6 (ACT 681 – SB 201) — Use Funds to Eliminate Projected Deficits
Do you support an amendment to authorize 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? (Amends Article VII, Section 10(F)(2)(b); adds Article VII, Section 10(F)(4)(h), (i), (j), (k), and (l))