QUALIFYING / CANDIDATE INFO
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED: Due to current protocols, we are requesting that candidates call and schedule an appointment before coming in to qualify.
To contact one of our Co-Directors of Elections:
QUALIFICATIONS ARE UNIQUE TO EACH OFFICE
If you are interested in running for an elected office, contact our office for the qualifications a candidate must meet to hold the office you are seeking and the fees associated with the office that must be paid at the time of qualifying.
We cannot accept personal or campaign checks.
Fees must be paid by cash, a bank certified check, or a USPS Money Order.
WAIVING QUALIFYING FEES
Nominating Petitions can be downloaded from the Secretary of State website. There are strict guidelines that must be followed when submitting a Nominating Petition, so be sure to read the Guidelines for Qualification/Nominating Petition.
If filing a Nominating Petition, the candidate must contact the Registrar of Voters Office (at (337-721-4000) for information on deadlines to file Nominating Petitions.
ELECTION CALENDARS & QUALIFYING DATES
CLICK HERE for the link to the LA Secretary of State's Election Calendars, which include qualifying dates.
TIMES FOR QUALIFYING ON THE DATES LISTED
8:30am – 4:30pm at the Clerk of Court's office.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHEN AN ELECTED OFFICIAL'S TERM EXPIRES?
CLICK HERE for the link to the LA Secretary of State's Elected Official's database. Search by office or parish.