Senator Lambert explains Constitutional Amendments on ballot

District 18 Senator Eddie Lambert

One more round of elections in 2022, December 10’s ballot includes three proposed Constitutional Amendments on the statewide slate.  26 of Ascension’s 69 voting precincts also include a runoff for Louisiana Public Service Commission.  Below you can find the cliff notes on those amendments, courtesy of Senator Eddie Lambert.

The latter sees incumbent, Lambert C. Boissiere, III against Davante Lewis in a battle of Democrats.  Bossiere amassed 43% of the vote in a five-candidate general election last month contested over parts of ten parishes.  Lewis made the runoff with 18%.


Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Requires U.S. citizenship in order to register and vote in Louisiana

Do you support an amendment to provide that no person who is not a citizen of the United States shall be allowed to register and vote in this state? (Amends Article I, Section 10)

A vote FOR would expressly limit the right to vote to a person who is both a citizen of this state and of the United States with certain exceptions, and would prohibit a person who is not a citizen of the United States from registering and voting in this state.

A vote AGAINST would retain the existing right of every citizen of the state to register and vote with certain exceptions.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Requires Senate confirmation of gubernatorially appointed members of the State Civil Service Comm.

Do you support an amendment to make appointed members of the State Civil Service Commission subject to confirmation by the Louisiana Senate? (Amends Article X, Section 3(B)(1) and (C))

A vote FOR would require the governor’s appointees to the State Civil Service Commission to be subject to Senate confirmation.

A vote AGAINST would retain the ability of the governor appointing members of the State Civil Service Commission without Senate confirmation.

Constitutional Amendment No. 3: Requires Senate confirmation of certain members of the State Police Comm.

Do you support an amendment to make appointed members of the State Police Commission subject to confirmation by the Louisiana Senate? (Amends Article X, Section 43(C))

A vote FOR would require the governor’s appointees to the State Police Commission to be subject to Senate confirmation.

A vote AGAINST would retain the ability of the governor appointing members to the State Police Commission without Senate confirmation.

 

 

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