June 2016

Louisiana Repeals Century-Old Proof-of-Citizenship for Naturalized Voters

In an election season where new proof-of-citizenship requirements for voters are stirring up bitter debates in Kansas and in Washington, DC, you’d think it wouldn’t be possible for another state to eliminate such a requirement … and yet that’s what happened recently in Louisiana, as the state repealed a 142-year-old law requiring naturalized citizens to provide proof-of-citizenship for voting.