NEWS: ELECTION COMMISSIONERS

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TO VIEW THE CURRENT COMMISSIONER SCHOOL SCHEDULE

 

 

STEPS TO BECOMING AN ELECTION COMMISSIONER 

  • Review the Requirements below to determine your eligibility.

  • COMPLETE THE APPLICATION.

  • Return the application to our office by one of these methods:

    • Email:   elections@calclerkofcourt.com ​

    • Mail:  Clerk of Court (Elections), PO Box 1030, Lake Charles, LA  70602

    • Fax:   337-437-3804   (Attn: Elections Dept.)

  • Our Elections Team will notify you of the next opportunity to attend the Commissioner School.​

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A NEW COMMISSIONER

 

  • You are a registered voter in Calcasieu Parish at the time of the class or a person who is at least 17 years of age, provided that the person is enrolled in a high school or is participating at the twelfth grade level in a home study program approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

  • You do NOT need assistance in voting.

  • You will be required to attend a 3 hour training / Commissioner School

  • You may NOT be a candidate in the Election.

  • You have NOT been convicted of an Election offense.

 

 

INFO ABOUT COMMISSIONER SCHOOLS

  • New Commissioner Schools are held ONCE A YEAR.

  • They are offered in multiple locations (Lake Charles, Sulphur, Vinton, for example)

  • The class will last approximately 3 hours.

  • You will be instructed on all aspects of the duties for Election day.

  • You will have hands-on experience opening and closing a voting machine.

  • You will take an open book test.

  • You do NOT need to register.

  • The class is free of charge.

  • If selected to work, you will earn $200 per Election Day worked.

PAY, WORK EXPECTATIONS, AND POSITIONS AVAILABLE 

 

  • Election Day Worker

    • works only on Election Day

    • Earn up to $200

    • Arrive at least 30 min- 60 mins prior to polls opening

    • Able to work for the entire day

  • Early Voting Worker

    • works for 7 days excluding Sundays

    • Earns $100 per day

    • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to polls opening

    • Able to work for the entire day

  • Absentee Worker

    • works Board of Election Supervisors meeting days

    • Earn $50 per meeting

    • You will be notified about the time of meeting but expect to work at least 4 hours

  • Expectations for ALL POSITIONS​

    • Provide your own transportation to your assigned precinct

    • You must remain at your location: you are unable to leave during your shift

    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided for you

EXISTING COMMISSIONERS

Once an individual becomes a Commissioner, the Clerk of Court offers continuing education to keep Commissioners informed of changes in laws and protocols.

 

QUESTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION

If further information is required please contact one of our
Co-Directors of Elections

 

                          Jean Ann East                                                     Princella Ryan

                     337-437-3558 Ext 123                                     337-437-3558 Ext 144

                jeast@calclerkofcourt.com                             pryan@calclerkofcourt.com