WHO'S ON THE BALLOT?
The next Election Day is right around the corner and East Baton Rouge voters in particular have big choices to make in the upcoming elections. Below are the candidates Baton Rouge voters can expect to see on their ballot in the upcoming election. Check here regularly for candidate responses to our election surveys.
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WHAT'S THE OFFICE?
The US House of Representatives is part of the Legislative Branch of our Country. Considered the lower branch of US Congress, members of the House of Representatives are elected by state on the basis of population. Louisiana elects 6 members to the House of Representatives; each member is elected for two year terms. Residents in Baton Rouge will vote for either District 2 or district 6 candidates depending on their address.
To be elected, a representative must be at least 25 years old, a United States citizen for at least seven years and an inhabitant of the state he or she represents.
Website link: https://www.house.gov/the-house-explained
WHAT DOES A CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE DO?
US Representatives write and vote on all federal legislation, articles of impeachment, and proposed amendments to the Constitution.
WHY IS THIS OFFICE IMPORTANT?
US Representatives have no direct say in state or local law, though federal law supersedes state and local law where they conflict.