voter registration

The State Board of Election Supervisors has recommended changes in state election laws.

The Advocate reports one of the proposals would make it a felony to copy or otherwise reproduce a completed voter registration application. The change would protect the confidentiality of such information as the individual's full date of birth and Social Security number, which could be used for fraudulent purposes.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler and the state's registrars of voters are encouraging all Louisiana residents who are at least 17 years old to register to vote, if they're not already registered.

Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week begins Monday. Registrars throughout the state will host registration events through Friday