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Louisiana early voting ends, state gears up for October 2 election

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September 28, 2010

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: Early voting for the October 2 primary election ended on Sunday, September 25. Residents were able to vote early for two state wide amendments which seeks to change legislative laws. High early voting turn out was expected due to the contested Mayoral race, the amendment measure were not the draw to voting early.[1] Voters now have to wait to cast their ballots on Saturday. Louisiana marks the end of Primary voting for the year with various news editorials giving their recommendations and endorsements on the two amendment issues, as well as candidates.

In summary, the first proposed amendment would move the date that the legislature would meet, making it earlier to coincide with other state legislative bodies. The second amendment would give government employees exemptions for serving emergency civil services. While most editorials have given their approval of the first amendment, it is generally thought of as a good idea to have an earlier legislative session, the field has been split if the blanket exemption from service is a good or bad thing. Voter's will have the final say on Saturday.

On the October 2 ballot:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Move Convening Date of Legislature
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Employees of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness under state civil service

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