2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1354 — Ballots; distribution; vote; return; counting; rejection


LA Rev Stat § 42:1354 What's This?

§1354. Ballots; election brochure; distribution; vote; return; counting; rejection

A. The name of each candidate who meets the requirements for candidacy shall be placed in alphabetical order on the ballot.

B. An election brochure shall be prepared in accordance with specifications prescribed by the director. The election brochure shall contain instructions for voting and information about each candidate who meets the requirements for candidacy. The candidate information shall appear in the election brochure in the same order as the names of the candidates on the ballot.

C. Each permanent employee in the classified service whose name appears on the employment roll thirty days prior to the date on which the call for the election is issued shall be qualified to vote in the election. Not later than thirty days after the final day for the filing of nomination petitions, ballots and brochures shall be delivered to each such permanent employee.

D. Each person, except for any person who is illiterate, blind, or so physically disabled as to prevent his exercise of the right to cast his vote without assistance, shall cast his vote out of the presence of any other person.

E. All votes shall be cast in accordance with the instructions in the election brochure.

F. Any ballot or vote received after the close of voting as prescribed in the election brochure, any ballot which contains a distinguishing mark, and any ballot on which the name of more than one candidate is marked shall be rejected.

G. All valid votes shall be counted within five days after the close of voting.

Added by Acts 1974, Ex. Sess., No. 8, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975. Acts 1988, No. 164, §1; Acts 1997, No. 45, §1; Acts 2003, No. 332, §1.

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