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New Law Helps Shreveport Voters with Ballot Language

Louisiana voters should be better able to understand what they are voting on thanks to a new law. State Rep. Barbara Norton proposed the measure that simplifies the language on constitional amendments. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell  Ms. Norton held a news conference in Shreveport Tuesday to make the public aware of the action, which will allow voters now to respond to questions on the ballot with a “yes” or “no” answer.

 Attorney General Buddy Caldwell also expressed his support for requiring clear, concise, and unbiased language phrased in the form of a question.The law intends to put an end to voter confusion, and Caddo Voter Registrar Ernie Roberson, says it has local leaders’ support.

 Caddo Parish Court Clerk Gary Loftin and other local elected officials also attended Tueday’s news conference, which was held at Shreveport Regional Airport.

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