Louisiana has a voting access problem; expanding the number of voting days could help | Valencia Richardson & Candice Battiste

The Louisiana Illuminator

HB 286 sponsored by Rep. Frederick Jones (D-Monroe), would address this problem by increasing access to in-person voting and extending from seven days to 11 eleven days the window for early voting in presidential elections. Research by Campaign Legal Center (CLC) shows that in Louisiana’s largest parishes, the number of polling places has decreased in every national election since 2012, while the population of Black voters has increased. 

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