HB 319

House Bill 319 would require that when a polling location is changed, that the reason for the change must be identified online. In recent years, polling locations have been changed ahead of elections due to storms, power outages, staffing concerns, and other last minute local changes. 

This legislation would ensure voters and organizers are able to better understand why a polling site changed and if it is a permanent or temporary relocation. 

Requiring the parish governing authority or parish president to include the reason for the change with his notice of the change of a polling location will make this process more transparent and work to reduce voter suppression.