New Law requiring Simplified Ballot Language Required – From KTBS Shreveport

I would like to share with you my thoughts concerning a new law that was passed by Shreveport Rep. Barbara Norton which will require all Constitutional Amendement Ballot Proposals in Louisiana be worded. This legislation has been a long time coming because everyone should have “skins in the game” when it comes to good government. I am going to paste this story and let me say that demanding responsibility in Government should be everyone’s responsibility.

Ballot language simplified

Published On: Jul 17 2012 04:29:32 PM CDT  Updated On: Jul 17 2012 06:22:43 PM CDT
Barbara Norton
 

SHREVEPORT, La. –

 

State leaders are hoping to make voter ballots as easy to understand as possible.

State Representative Barbara Norton held a press conference today, in hopes of bringing awareness to the new rule on how constitutional amendments must appear on the ballots.

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell was also in attendance to help explain the new law.

But they say even though the language should be easier to read in the future it’s up to the voter to educate themselves on what they’re voting for before they go into the booth.

Representative Barbara Norton of District 3 authored the house concurrent resolution that requires all constitutional amendment language be clear in its intent.

That resolution passed in the 2011 regular session.

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Hi, My name is Jason W. Weill and I am a 2007 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as an individual diagnosed with Asbergers Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder. I created Watchdog of La Disability because I am a non-partisan watchdog who not only holds our leaders accountable in Baton Rouge but also turns heads. Watchdog of La Disability will also focus on important Disability related issues using the most powerful media sources in TV,Print, and Radio: KTBS-TV Shreveport, WWL AM/FM/TV New Orleans along with the Times Picayune Newspaper and WAFB-TV along with the Advocate in Baton Rouge. I hope you find my Watchdog side to be of use because being a watchdog means being fair to both sides and holding anyone accountable who decides to take avantage of the disabled.
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