ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT

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PARISH ELECTION INFO

TUESDAY November 8, 2022 (Polls: 6:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Primary Election

  • U.S. Senator*

  • U. S. Representative * District 3

  • Court of Appeal Judge* Districts 3, 2, 2B

  • Public Service Commissioner* District 4

  • Calcasieu Parish School Board Members (All Districts)

  • DeQuincy: Mayor, Council Members

  • Iowa: Mayor, Chief of Police, Council Members

  • Westlake: Mayor, Chief of Police, Council Members

  • RENEWAL supporting the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit

  • RENEWAL supporting roads & drainage funds in Calcasieu Parish 

  • RENEWAL supporting Juvenile Detention Center/Probation Office

  • Deadline to file for propositions, tax or special election for this election is 06/22/2022

  • Qualifying Dates:  Wed July 20, 2022 – Fri July 22, 2022

  • (*Candidates Qualify in Baton Rouge at the Secretary of State’s office)

 Picture Listing of Local/Parish Candidates

  • CLICK HERE for a photo listing of local/parish candidates.

  • Photos are taken when candidates qualify at the Clerk of Court Office, or are provided by the candidate.

  • This directory is a service of the Clerk of Court office, and is not a total listing of all races on a given election day. 

Early Voting Dates / Times:

  • 8:30 am – 6:00 

  • Tues Oct 25 – Tues Nov 1, 2022

  • Closed Sundays

  • Early Voting Locations (see below)
     

Deadlines

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person or by mail – Tues Oct 11, 2022 by 4:30 pm

  • Deadline to Register to Vote Online @ geauxvote.com – Tues Oct 18, 2022 by 4:30 pm

  • Criteria and details at geauxvote.com

  • Deadline to Request a Mail-In Ballot – Friday Nov 4 by 4:30 pm

  • Deadline for mail in ballot to be received by Registrar – Mon Nov 7 by 4:30

OPTIONS FOR VOTERS

Vote By Mail

  • Request an absentee mail-in ballot by the prescribed deadlines.

  • Call the Registrar of Voters office at 337-721-4000 or visit GeauxVote.com to UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS so the ballot is delivered to your current residence.

  • Be sure to observe deadlines.

  • Instructional video on completing the absentee ballot: VIEW

Vote In Person

  • Early Voting

  • Election Day

EARLY VOTING

Early Voting Dates

  • Tues Oct 25 – Tues Nov 1, 2022

  • Closed Sunday

Early Voting Times

  • 8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily

Early Voting Locations

  • Lake Charles

    • Registrar of Voter's Office

    • 2nd floor - Historic Calcasieu Courthouse, downtown Lake Charles 

    • 1000 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

  • Sulphur

    • Sulphur Law Enforcement Bldg., 500 A Huntington St.

  • Moss Bluff

    • Location TBA once confirmed

 

ABSENTEE MAIL IN BALLOT / DROP-OFF OPTIONS

Request Absentee Ballot by completing the Application & Returning:

  • Registered voters can request an absentee ballot two ways:

    • Contact or visit the Registrar's Office (337-721-4000)​

    • Get application online at GeauxVote.com

    • It is highly suggested that voters choosing this method do so as early as possible so that the ballot is received by the Registrar's Office prior to the deadline.

Mailing Absentee Ballots

  • Must be received in the Registrar's Office by the Friday prior to Election Day at 4:30pm to be counted.

  • Mailed Ballots can be TRACKED using the GeauxVote.com website.

 

Drop-Off Options

  • For voters who wish to hand deliver a mail-in ballot, please call the Office of the Registrar at 337-721-4000. The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Historic Calcasieu Courthouse.

  • Drop off times: Mon - Fri 8:00 am-4:30pm 

  • Deadline for mail in ballot to be received by Registrar is the Friday prior to Election Day at 4:30pm.

FUTURE ELECTION SCHEDULE

Information for Candidates wishing to Qualify

SATURDAY, December 10, 2022 (Polls 7:00 am – 8:00 pm)
General Election

  • Run Offs (if any) from the Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Election

  • (No other items have been scheduled at this time)

  • DEADLINE to schedule propositions is Mon October 17, 2022

  • EARLY VOTING DATES:  Sat November 26, 2022 – Sat December 3, 2022 (Closed Sunday)

  • DEADLINE to register to vote in person/by mail: Wed November 9, 2022

  • DEADLINE to register online/geauxvote.com: Sat November 19, 2022

  • Ballots by mail or walk-in must be received by Fri November 9, 2022 at 4:30 pm

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BALLOTS

To see your specific ballot

  • Click geauxvote.com to view/print your ballot.

  • Ballots are normally available online 2-3 weeks prior to Election date

 

To research any Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot

ELECTION WORKERS ARE NEEDED

Interested in being an Election Commissioner?

  • We are asking anyone that may be interested in becoming a commissioner to call 337-437- 3558  ext.123 or 144.

  • COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION and return to our Election Co-Directors.

    • Option 1 - Email to elections@calclerkofcourt.com

    • Option 2 - Mail to Clerk of Court (Elections) PO Box 1030, Lake Charles, LA  70602

    • Option 3 - Fax to 337-437-3804 (Attn: Elections Dept.)  

  • Our Co-Directors of Elections Jean Ann East or Princella Ryan will record your contact info so that updated school information can be directed to you.

  • Election Commissioners are paid individuals who work the elections, verify identity, and assist voters.

  • Training is provided. Must meet qualifications. CLICK HERE to read a fuller explanation of pay, qualifications, and expectations.

  • CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING TRAININGS

KNOWING YOUR ELECTION OFFICIALS

Registrar of Voters / Historic Calcasieu Courthouse 2nd floor (337-721-4000)

  • Register to vote in person (ID required)

  • Update address in person

  • Update party affiliation in person

  • Request Mail in Ballot in person

  • Receives Mail In Ballot / Drop off ballot option

LA Secretary of State (GeauxVote.com)

  • Register to vote online (ID Required)

  • Update address online

  • Update party affiliation online

  • Request Mail in Ballot online

  • Oversees and executes the elections statewide

  • Provides equipment (voting machines/ballot scanning machines)

Clerk of Court / Historic Calcasieu Courthouse 2nd floor (337-437-3550)

  • Trains and staffs elections with poll workers/commissioners

  • Oversees and executes the elections parish wide under the LA Secretary of State

  • Manages local logistics/locations of elections in partnership with Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and Registrar of Voters

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

  • Provides and secures locations/facilities for elections

  • Provides security and supplemental manpower as needed

  • Provides signage, advertising, and equipment as needed