You have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights. Parishes enjoy a local Initiative process.


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: D

Click here to view Louisiana’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

Citizen State Coordinator

For more information about how to get involved in protecting and expanding Louisiana’s initiative process, contact the Citizens in Charge Foundation Louisiana Citizen State Coordinator:

Walt Garlington

Email Walt

State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to Louisiana


Progressive reformers, who were never a major force in Louisiana
politics, failed to pass a statewide initiative and referendum amendment,
but they did succeed in passing laws providing for municipal I&R (1912)
and for recall of statewide elected officers (1914)… Read More

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in Louisiana. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.