Come this October election, Caddo Parish voters will find a ballot measure asking for interest to change the Parish Charter when it comes to commissioner term limits.
Back in 1991 was the last time voters had an opportunity to weigh in. Now the change could bring the length of service from three to five four-year terms. It could mean twenty years in office.
"I'm not advocating for one position or the other. However, I do believe the people who vote and pay taxes are smart enough to make the best decision for themselves and I'm not going to deprive them of that right," commissioner John Escude said.
Even if the measure passes, it'll always be up to voters who and when an elected official serves. However that is the key, the interest has to be at the polls.
"I'd say the turn out for October elections is less than ten percent," Dianne Doughty with the Clerk of Court's Office said.
Whatever voters decide, it won't be noticed until 2015 when commission's next election comes along.
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