Six changes to the Louisiana State constitution are on the ballot this year and voters may find information in the non-partisan Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana helpful.

According to the PAR Guide to the 2016 Constitution Amendments, a constitution is meant to have permanence. Typically, constitutional amendments are proposed to authorize new programs, ensure that reforms are not easily undone by future legislation or seek protections for special interests.

Louisiana has a long history of frequent constitutional changes. Since its implementation in 1974, the Louisiana Constitution has been amended 183 times.

Amendment No. 1 — VOTE FOR: would require

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