Voters cast ballots for amendments

Louisiana voters cast their ballots for seven Louisiana State Constitution amendments on Tuesday, November 4.

As of press time, these are the results:

Voters passed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, with 1,077,089 ballots or 69 percent for the amendment, and 478,816 ballots or 31 percent against. The amendment states that certain members of state boards and commissions will have term limits imposed on them.

Voters passed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, with 907,167 ballots or 60 percent for the amendment, and 616,964 ballots or 40 percent against. The amendment requires that at least seven calendar days notice be given before the beginning of a special legislative session.

Voters passed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, with 935,301 ballots or 62 percent for the amendment, and 583,542 ballots or 38 percent against. The amendment states that, for any legislator called to active military duty that prevents performance of the duties of office, the legislature be allowed to appoint a temporary successor.

Voters defeated Constitutional Amendment No. 4, with 674,858 ballots or 45 percent for the amendment, and 835,884 ballots or 55 percent against. The amendment states that parishes of origin would be dedicated additional state severance taxes, the use of a portion of these funds would be restricted and a portion of severance taxes collected on state lands would be dedicated to the Atchafalaya Basin Conservation Fund.

Voters were in a deadlock on Constitutional Amendment No. 5, with 743,863 ballots or 50 percent for the amendment, and 746,684 ballots or 50 percent against. The amendment states that, when their property is sold to or expropriated by the state, federal or local government, homeowners would be allowed to transfer any special property tax assessment level to their new homes.

Voters looked to defeat Constitutional Amendment No. 6, with 734,721 ballots or 49 percent for the amendment, and 755,331 ballots or 51 percent against. The amendment states that, before property can be sold to a third party if the property was taken to remove a threat to public health or safety and was held for less than 30 years, public authorities would no longer be required to first offer expropriated property back to its prior owner.

Voters defeated Constitutional Amendment No. 7, with 637,230 ballots or 44 percent for the amendment, and 808,117 ballots or 56 percent against. The amendment states that public funds which have been set aside for non-pension, post-employment benefits may be invested in stocks.

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