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This page is a [[Ballotpedia:Portals|hub]] to connect you to everything on [[Ballotpedia:About|Ballotpedia]] about '''[[Louisiana]]''' and its [[ballot]]&#8212;[[laws governing ballot measures in Louisiana|laws]], [[History of direct democracy in Louisiana|history]], ballot propositions [[Louisiana ballot measures|statewide]] and [[Louisiana local ballot measures|local]], [[laws governing recall in Louisiana|ballot access for recalls]], and more.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a belated veto of the Louisiana legislature's recent massive pay hike on Monday, June 30, 2008, avoiding recall efforts that were already underway when it appeared that Jindal was going to reneige on his camopagin promise to veto such a hike.
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The Governor made a campaign promise to prohibit the Louisiana Legislature from voting itself a pay raise, and then vowed to Legislature not to veto their recently passed massive pay raise bill.
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Conservative talk radio and blogs, once staunch Jindal supporters, and even the vast majority of the state's media, turned on Jindal as a result of his deal cutting with the Legislature. A mass rally was planned (and since cancelled) for the steps of the Capitol for July 7, 2008, to urge Jindal to keep his word to the people and veto the bill.<ref>[http://lanewslink.com/ Louisian Political News Wire, July 1, 2008]</ref> <ref>[http://gocitizencan.com/rally/ Citizen Can web site, June 30, 2008]</ref>
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[[Louisiana State Legislature|State Legislature]]
Louisiana is the only state bordering [[Mississippi]] with a photo ID provision, and its law is only a request. Voters may sign an affidavit if they present another kind of identification. [[Florida]] and [[Georgia]] are the only Deep South states requiring a photo ID.
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Louisiana enjoys just two of the [[forms of direct democracy in the American states|available seven forms]] of direct democracy.  If the [[Louisiana State Legislature|General Assembly]] places a [[constitutional amendment]] on the statewide ballot, voters can ratify or reject it.  Secondly, Louisiana is one of 18 states with the right of statewide recall.
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The Louisiana political and legal structure has maintained several elements from the time of French governance. The first is the use of the term "parish" in place of "county" for an administrative subdivision. The second is the legal system. Louisiana is the only American state whose legal system is based on civil law, which is based on French and Spanish codes and ultimately Roman law, as opposed to English common law, which is based on precedent and custom. While the Louisiana Civil Code of 1870 has been continuously revised and updated since its enactment, it is still considered the controlling authority in the state.
 
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[[Acadia Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Acadia]] • [[Allen Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Allen]] • [[Ascension Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Ascension]] • [[Assumption Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Assumption]] • [[Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Avoyelles]] • [[Beauregard Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Beauregard]] • [[Bienville Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Bienville]] • [[Bossier Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Bossier]] • [[Caddo Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Caddo]] • [[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Calcasieu]] • [[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Caldwell]] • [[Cameron Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Cameron]] • [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Catahoula]] • [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Claiborne]] • [[Concordia Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Concordia]] • [[De Soto Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|De Soto]] • [[East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|East Baton Rouge]] • [[East Carroll Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|East Carroll]] • [[East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|East Feliciana]] • [[Evangeline Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Evangeline]] • [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Grant Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Grant]] • [[Iberia Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Iberia]] • [[Iberville Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Iberville]] • [[Jackson Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Jefferson Davis]] • [[Jefferson Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[La Salle Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|La Salle]] • [[Lafayette Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Lafayette]] • [[Lafourche Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Lafourche]] • [[Lincoln Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Lincoln]] • [[Livingston Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Livingston]] • [[Madison Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Morehouse]] • [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Natchitoches]] • [[Orleans Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Orleans]] • [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Ouachita]] • [[Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Plaquemines]] • [[Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Pointe Coupee]] • [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Rapides]] • [[Red River Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Red River]] • [[Richland Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Richland]] • [[Sabine Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Sabine]] • [[St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Bernard]] • [[St. Charles Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Charles]] • [[St. Helena Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Helena]] • [[St. James Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. James]] • [[St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. John the Baptist]] • [[St. Landry Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Landry]] • [[St. Martin Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Martin]] • [[St. Mary Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Mary]] • [[St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|St. Tammany]] • [[Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Tangipahoa]] • [[Tensas Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Tensas]] • [[Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Terrebonne]] • [[Union Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Union]] • [[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Vermilion]] • [[Vernon Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Vernon]] • [[Washington Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Webster Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Webster]] • [[West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|West Baton Rouge]] • [[West Carroll Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|West Carroll]] • [[West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|West Feliciana]] • [[Winn Parish, Louisiana ballot measures|Winn]]
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|2012 U.S. House elections]])
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* [http://www.ethics.state.la.us/cf.htm Louisiana campaign finance]
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* [http://www.iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/I&R%20Research%20and%20History/I&R%20at%20the%20Statewide%20Level/Constitution%20and%20Statutes/Louisiana.pdf Placing a constitutional amendment on the Louisiana ballot]
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<small>[[LA Acadia|Acadia]], [[LA Allen|Allen]], [[LA Ascension|Ascension]], [[LA Assumption|Assumption]], [[LA Avoyelles|Avoyelles]], [[LA Beauregard|Beauregard]], [[LA Bienville|Bienville]], [[LA Bossier|Bossier]], [[LA Caddo|Caddo]], [[LA Calcasieu|Calcasieu]], [[LA Caldwell|Caldwell]], [[LA Cameron|Cameron]], [[LA Catahoula|Catahoula]], [[LA Claiborne|Claiborne]], [[LA Concordia|Concordia]], [[LA De Soto|De Soto]], [[LA East Baton Rouge|East Baton Rouge]], [[LA East Carroll|East Carroll]], [[LA East Feliciana|East Feliciana]], [[LA Evangeline|Evangeline]], [[LA Franklin|Franklin]], [[LA Granth|Granth]], [[LA Iberia|Iberia]], [[LA Iberville|Iberville]], [[LA Jackson|Jackson]], [[LA Jefferson|Jefferson]], [[LA Jefferson Davis|Jefferson Davis]], [[Lafayette, Louisiana|Lafayette]], [[LA Lafourche|Lafourche]], [[LA La Salle|La Salle]], [[LA Lincoln|Lincoln]], [[LA Livingston|Livingston]], [[LA Madison|Madison]], [[LA Morehouse|Morehouse]], [[LA Natchitoches|Natchitoches]], [[LA Orleans|Orleans]], [[LA Ouachita|Ouachita]], [[LA Plaquemines|Plaquemines]], [[LA Pointe Coupee|Pointe Coupee]], [[LA Rapides|Rapides]], [[LA Red River|Red River]], [[LA Richland|Richland]], [[LA Sabine|Sabine]], [[LA St. Bernard|St. Bernard]], [[LA St. Charles|St. Charles]], [[LA St. Helena|St. Helena]], [[LA St. James|St. James]], [[LA St. John the Baptist|St. John the Baptist]], [[LA St. Landry|St. Landry]], [[LA St. Martin|St. Martin]], [[LA St. Mary|St. Mary]], [[LA St. Tammany|St. Tammany]], [[LA Tangipahoa|Tangipahoa]], [[LA Tensas|Tensas]], [[LA Terrebonne|Terrebonne]], [[LA Union|Union]], [[LA Vermilion|Vermilion]], [[LA Vernon|Vernon]], [[LA Washington|Washington]], [[LA Webster|Webster]], [[LA West Baton Rouge|West Baton Rouge]], [[LA West Carroll|West Carroll]], [[LA West Feliciana|West Feliciana]], [[LA Winn|Winn]]</small>
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McAllister defeats Riser for seat in Louisiana runoff special election Nov 18, 2013

Louisiana

By Jennifer Springer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Political newcomer Vance McAllister (R) defeated two-term state Senator Neil Riser (R) in the runoff special election for the 5th District seat on November 16, 2013.[1][2]

The special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Rodney Alexander (R).[3] Gov. Bobby Jindal announced on August 7, 2013, that Alexander will take over as the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.[3] Alexander's resignation was effective on September 26, 2013.[3]

McAllister, who ran as a political outsider, largely self-funded his campaign.[4] He also had the backing of the popular Duck Dynasty television series Robertson family.[5]

One issue that distinguished the two Republican candidates was the Affordable Care Act. While both opposed overhauling the law, Riser expressed wanting only to repeal, while McAllister had said Congress should work on improvements to the law.[4]

Louisiana's 5th Congressional District is a safe Republican district.[6] The 5th Congressional District is the largest geographically in the state, encompassing 22 parishes in the northeast and central parts of the state.[7]

McAllister will face re-election for a full term in 2014.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Runoff General Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVance McAllister 59.6% 54,450
     Republican Neil Riser 40.4% 36,840
Total Votes 91,290
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State, "11/16/2013 Special Election Results,"
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Louisiana Parishes
AcadiaAllenAscensionAssumptionAvoyellesBeauregardBienvilleBossierCaddoCalcasieuCaldwellCameronCatahoulaClaiborneConcordiaDe SotoEast Baton RougeEast CarrollEast FelicianaEvangelineFranklinGrantIberiaIbervilleJacksonJefferson DavisJeffersonLa SalleLafayetteLafourcheLincolnLivingstonMadisonMorehouseNatchitochesOrleansOuachitaPlaqueminesPointe CoupeeRapidesRed RiverRichlandSabineSt. BernardSt. CharlesSt. HelenaSt. JamesSt. John the BaptistSt. LandrySt. MartinSt. MarySt. TammanyTangipahoaTensasTerrebonneUnionVermilionVernonWashingtonWebsterWest Baton RougeWest CarrollWest FelicianaWinn

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