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Voters trying to sift through the details of 14 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot have a guide they can consult.

The nonpartisan Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, known as PAR, has released its online informational guide on the proposals to rewrite the state constitution.

The amendments can be dense, dealing with health care funding changes, property taxes and transportation financing. This year’s ballot contains among the heftiest number of amendments voters have ever faced at once.

PAR’s guide provides background information for each amendment, describes the change and offers arguments both in support and opposition. It also includes a checklist, so voters can decide which amendments they support or oppose and take that list into the voting booth.


The guide is available at