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 III. Legislative Updates

Louisiana: A House and Governmental Affairs subcommittee is looking into changing the rules that govern lifetime appointments of parish voter registrars. Current law governing registrars says the local parish council or police jury appoints them, but can’t remove them once appointed.  That takes conviction of malfeasance or another felony. While there haven’t been any egregious incidents of misbehavior by registrars recently, there have been numerous complaints.