Senate panel advances bill that gives only U.S. citizens the right to vote

Published: May 31, 2022

By: Allison Allsop, LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE, La. (LSU Manship News Service) — A Senate committee advanced a bill by conservative lawmakers on Tuesday aimed at limiting the right to vote in Louisiana to U.S. citizens.

House Bill 178, authored by Rep. Debbie Villio, R-Kenner, proposes a constitutional amendment to make it clear that in Louisiana someone must be a citizen of the United States to register to vote.

Without the amendment, local governing authorities have the power to allow non-citizens the right to vote.

Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin supported the bill.

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