Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill Permitting a Party to have “Independent” in its Name, or to be Called “Independent Party”

On May 13, the Louisiana Senate passed HB 193, so it is now through the legislature. It allows a party to have “Independent” in its name, or to be named simply the “Independent Party.” Thanks to Jim Riley for this news.

The bills, and similar bills, started out in this session of the legislature, as well as an earlier legislative session, as a bill to permit independent candidates to have the word “independent” as their ballot label. Independent candidates in Louisiana use the ballot label “no party.”

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