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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:20 AM

Too restrictive, unequal access: Advisory panel hears concerns about state voting laws

An advisory panel that is examining hurdles people face when they want to vote in Louisiana spent several hours at the State Capitol on Wednesday discussing the state's registration requirements, locations of polling places and ways to aid disadvantaged communities.

The Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held its second meeting Wednesday as part of an effort to evaluate the state's voting laws and report back to the federal bipartisan advisory commission.

Members heard from several advocates for making voting more accessible and easier, as well as the Louisiana secretary of state's office.

"This is a tremendous opportunity," said First Assistant Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. "There's no such thing as a perfect election because we are all human and we all make mistakes, but we do the best job possible."

Read more: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/article_f4c65f54-da0e-11e7-96cf-072a64042690.html

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