For the most part residents of the state of Louisiana were in solid agreement on the parish by parish sports wagering proposal and the constitutional options presented to them on the November 3rd ballot. That can’t be totally said of the residents of Jackson Parish who ended up going against the grain of the state on three of the eight items.
While Jackson Parish voted against allowing sports wagering, residents won’t have to go far if they want to place a bet once the system is in place. There are several parishes nearby available such neighboring Bienville, Lincoln and Ouachita. Actually, 56 of the 64 parishes in the state approved to allow sports wagering.
There were also two constitutional amendments that received a solid majority of YES votes throughout the state but had more NO votes in Jackson Parish. Below is a full recap on the Constitutional amendments and proposition voting results statewide and in Jackson Parish
#1 – Declare no right to and no funding of Abortion in the LA constitution.
Statewide Yes 1,275,112 No 778,973
Jackson Parish 5,545 1,843
#2 – Amends determination of fair market value of oil or gas well.
Statewide Yes 1,158,710 No 827,491
Jackson Parish 3,556 3,618
#3 – Amends use of budget stabilization fund
Statewide Yes 1,097,144 No 885,279
Jackson Parish 3,443 3,726
#4 – Limit expenditure limit for state general fund
Statewide Yes 856,529 No 1,079,571
Jackson Parish 2,965 4,077
#5 – Authorizes cooperative endeavor tax measures
Statewide Yes 727,345 No 1,221,197
Jackson Parish 2,654 4,394
#6 – Increases income limit for homestead exemption special assessment level
Statewide Yes 1,225,629 No 745,995
Jackson Parish 4,321 2,826
#7 – Creates Louisiana unclaimed property permanent trust fund
Statewide Yes 1,267,363 No 702,900
Jackson Parish 4,208 2,880
Act 215, 2020 – Authorize Sports Wagering Activities in Jackson Parish