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§10. Right to Vote

NOTE: §10 eff. until ratification of const. amend. proposed by Acts 2022, No. 279, §1.

            Section 10. Right to Vote. Every citizen of the state, upon reaching eighteen years of age, shall have the right to register and vote, except that this right may be suspended while a person is interdicted and judicially declared mentally incompetent or is under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony.

NOTE: §10 eff. upon ratification of const. amend. proposed by Acts 2022 No. 279, §1.

            Section 10. Right to Vote. (A) Every person who is both a citizen of the state and of the United States, upon reaching eighteen years of age, shall have the right to register and vote, except that this right may be suspended for a person who is interdicted and judicially declared mentally incompetent or who is under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony.

            (B) No person who is not a citizen of the United States shall be allowed to register and vote in this state.

            Acts 1997, No. 1492, §1, approved Oct. 3, 1998, eff. Nov. 5, 1998; Amended by Acts 2022, No. 279, §1, see Act.

NOTE: Acts 1997, No. 1492, which proposed to amend Art. 1, §10 of the Constitution of Louisiana is null and void because it was not constitutionally adopted. See Shepherd v. State of Louisiana No. 2015-CA-1750 (La. 2016)



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