One Amendment remains up for vote

One Amendment remains up for vote
Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 2:19pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 4:24pm

As you head back to the polls tomorrow, you'll have one Constitutional Amendment to vote on. It has to do with real estate taxes.

Your vote tomorrow will tell the Louisiana Legislature what they can do about a tax on the sale or transfer of real estate. The wording, as with most of the proposed changes to the constitution, is wordy.

Robert Travis Scott from the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana explains a little bit more about what your vote will do.

“If you vote yes, what you're doing is you're voting to say we're not going to let Louisiana create this type of real estate transfer tax in the future,” he says. “If you vote no, you're not creating a tax. If you vote no, you're simply letting the system operate as it is now. If at some point in the future the legislature decides it wants to create this tax and the constitution would not prevent them from doing that.”

Once you step in the voting booth, you'll only have three minutes to cast your vote for everything. That's why Scott says it's important to be informed.

P.A.R. has a guide breaking down tomorrow's amendment into plain English. Click here to view that information.

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