Article XI, Louisiana Constitution

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Article XI of the Louisiana Constitution is entitled Elections. It contains five sections.

Section 1

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Election Code

The legislature shall adopt an election code which shall provide for permanent registration of voters and for the conduct of all elections.[1]

Section 2

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Secret Ballot; Absentee Voting; Preservation of Ballot

In all elections by the people, voting shall be by secret ballot. The legislature shall provide a method for absentee voting. Proxy voting is prohibited. Ballots shall be counted publicly and preserved inviolate as provided by law until any election contests have been settled. In all elections by persons in a representative capacity, voting shall be viva-voce.[1]

Section 3

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Privilege from Arrest

While going to and returning from voting and while exercising the right to vote, an elector shall be privileged from arrest, except for felony or breach of the peace.[1]

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Prohibited Use of Public Funds

No public funds shall be used to urge any elector to vote for or against any candidate or proposition, or be appropriated to a candidate or political organization. This provision shall not prohibit the use of public funds for dissemination of factual information relative to a proposition appearing on an election ballot.[1]

Section 5

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Registrar of Voters

The governing authority of each parish shall appoint a registrar of voters, whose compensation, removal from office for cause, bond, powers, and functions shall be provided by law. Upon qualifying as a candidate for other public office, a registrar shall forfeit his office. No law shall provide for the removal from office of a registrar by the appointing authority.[1]

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