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Measure Details

Proposed Amendment No. 1

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Act 719

Election: Nov. 6, 2018 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Crime
Campaign Finance and Elections

Yes
1,090,500
(74.66%)

No
370,085
(25.34%)

Summary

-Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides that the following persons shall not be permitted to qualify as a candidate for elective public office or hold elective public office or appointment of honor, trust, or profit in this State: 1) a person who is actually under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony; or 2) a person who has been convicted within Louisiana of a felony and who has exhausted all legal remedies, or who has been convicted under the laws of any other state or of the United States or of any foreign government or country of a crime which, if committed in Louisiana, would be a felony and who has exhausted all legal remedies and has not been pardoned either by the governor of Louisiana or by the officer of the state, nation, government, or country having such authority to pardon in the place where the person was convicted and sentenced.
-Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides an exception and shall not prohibit a person convicted of a felony from qualifying as a candidate for elective public office or holding such elective public office or appointment of honor, trust, or profit if more than five years have elapsed since the completion of his original sentence for the conviction. Proposed Constitutional Amendment relating to felony convictions shall not prohibit a person from being employed by the state or a political subdivision.

Measure Text

Do you support an amendment to prohibit a convicted felon from seeking or holding public office or appointment within five years of completion of his sentence unless he is pardoned?

Yes ( ) No ( )

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