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The LAGOP Encourages Early Voting and Provides Recommendations on the Louisiana Constitutional Amend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2020


(BATON ROUGE, LA) -  EARLY VOTING HAS BEGUN!  Early voting will take place from October 16th- 27th.  Polling locations are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Sunday's. Find your early voting location at voterportal.sos.la.gov using "Search By Voter." If you need to request an absentee by mail ballot, visit the same site listed above or request one in person at your Registrar of Voters office by 4:30pm, October 30th.  Your absentee ballot by mail must be received by your Registrar of Voters office by 4:30pm on November 2nd for your vote to be counted.  Be sure to make a plan and GEAUX VOTE early!

The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana makes the following recommendations on the constitutional amendments and the proposition on the Nov. 3rd presidential ballot:


AMENDMENT #1: Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding of abortion shall not be found in the Louisiana Constitution?

The LAGOP recommends a YES vote.


AMENDMENT #2: Do you support an amendment to permit the presence or production of oil or gas to be included in the methodology used to determine the fair market value of an oil or gas well for the purpose of property assessment? The LAGOP recommends a YES vote.


AMENDMENT #3: Do you support an amendment to allow for the use of the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, for state costs associated with a disaster declared by the federal government? The LAGOP recommends a YES vote.


AMENDMENT #4: Do you support an amendment to limit the growth of the expenditure limit for the state general fund and dedicated funds to remove the calculation of its growth factor from the Constitution? The LAGOP recommends a YES vote.


AMENDMENT #5: Do you support an amendment to authorize local governments to enter into cooperative endeavor ad valorem tax exemption agreements with new or expanding manufacturing establishments for payments in lieu of taxes? The LAGOP takes no position on this amendment.

AMENDMENT #6: Do you support an amendment to increase the maximum amount of income a person may receive and still qualify for the special assessment level for residential property receiving the homestead exemption? The LAGOP takes no position on this amendment.


AMENDMENT #7: Do you support an amendment to create the Louisiana Unclaimed Property Permanent Trust Fund to preserve the money that remains unclaimed by its owner or owners? The LAGOP recommends a YES vote.


PROPOSITION: Shall sports wagering activities and operations be permitted in the parish of (local option)? The LAGOP takes no position on this proposition.


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