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Propositions

Select an election date and parish to view propositions from 2002 to present.

Constitutional Amendments

Summaries and text versions of constitutional amendments from 2000 to present may be viewed by clicking on the relevant link below. Also available is the complete text of the acts.

Nov. 6, 2012 Constitutional Amendments
Nov. 6, 2012 Constitutional Amendments Summaries
Nov. 19, 2011 Constitutional Amendments
Nov. 19, 2011 Constitutional Amendments Summaries
Oct. 22, 2011 Constitutional Amendments
Oct. 22, 2011 Constitutional Amendments Summaries
Nov. 2, 2010 Constitutional Amendments
Nov. 2, 2010 Constitutional Amendments Summaries
Oct. 2, 2010 Constitutional Amendments
Oct. 2, 2010 Constitutional Amendments Summaries
2008 Constitutional Amendments
2008 Constitutional Amendments Summaries
2007 Constitutional Amendments
2007 Constitutional Amendments Summaries
Nov. 7, 2006 Constitutional Amendments
Sept. 30, 2006 Constitutional Amendments
2004 Constitutional Amendments
2003 Constitutional Amendments
2002 Constitutional Amendments
2000 Constitutional Amendments

Congressional Elections

Louisiana has two United States senators elected by the entire state for six-year staggered terms. The next Senate election is in 2014. Senators take office at noon on Jan. 3 following their election.

In 2013, Louisiana will reduce from seven to six United States representatives elected from districts every two years. The next representative election is in 2014. Representatives take office at noon on Jan. 3 following their election.

The primary election for representatives in congress will be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of an election year. The general election will be held on the fifth Saturday after the primary election.

Louisiana changed from a closed party system to an open election in Act 570 of the 2010 Regular Session effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Independent Candidates for President

A slate of independent candidates for presidential elector may be nominated by nominating petition or may qualify by the payment of a qualifying fee. The period for filing such qualifying fee shall begin on the third Tuesday in July and shall end at 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday following the third Tuesday in August of each year in which a presidential election is to be held. An independent candidate for presidential elector may be registered to vote with or without a declaration of party affiliation. Learn more about independent candidates for president.

Recall Elections

A petition for recall is limited to the request that an election be called and held in the voting area for the purpose of recalling a public officer. No recall petition may be submitted for certification to or accepted for certification by the registrar of voters or any other official if less than six months remain in the term of office. Learn more about recall elections.  

Presidential Preference Primary

The series of presidential primary elections held in each state and territory is part of the nominating process of presidential elections. Participation in a primary is governed by rules established by the Republican and Democratic state parties, or any other political party with 40,000 or more electors registered. The last presidential preference primary in Louisiana was held on the third Saturday after the first Tuesday in March in 2012 and will be held every fourth year thereafter.

Each elector voting in such election may vote only for a candidate who is affiliated with the same party as the elector, except that the state central committee of a recognized political party may allow in its bylaws, electors who are not affiliated with any political party to cast a vote on the ballot of such recognized political party. Typically in Louisiana the Republican Party closes their presidential primary to voters registered as Republicans. Democrats, however, more often open their primary and allow unaffiliated voters to participate.

Electoral College

Visit the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Federal Register website to learn how the votes are cast by the Electoral College for presidential elections.

Louisiana Electors

November 2012 Presidential Election
November 2008 Presidential Election
November 2004 Presidential Election
November 2000 Presidential Election