BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Criminal justice advocates have started a campaign to educate the public about what will be on the November ballot.

Advocates are using social media and going to public events to inform voters they will be asked if they want to remove language about slavery from the state Constitution.

Governor John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 298 into law, which says the slavery wording needs to be removed.

The current language in the Constitution bans slavery but includes an exception when as punishment for a crime. 

The election is November 8.