Amendments are numerous
The presidential race between incumbent Democrat Barak Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney may be drawing the most attention this election season, but Louisianans have more decisions to make than just who’ll lead the country for the next four years.
There are also nine proposed state constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot, plus one local-option vote that would allow parishes to impose term limits on school board members.
Unfortunately, constitutional amendments are pretty common in the Bayou State. The 1921 constitution had 536 of them. Finally, in 1970 voters rebelled, defeating all 53 amendments proposed that year.