YLEH: Qualifying for March 20 election in Louisiana to start Wednesday, Jan. 20

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The official Qualifying Procedures for the March 20 Municipal Primary and Special Congressional Primary (U.S. Representative, Districts 2 and 5) election will be held from Wednesday, January 20 through Friday, January 22.

All candidates for state and federal office will qualify at the Louisiana State Archives located at 3851 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge.

All candidates for local municipal races will qualify with their parish clerk of court. Hours of operation for the Secretary of State are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. Voters can check with their local Clerk of Court for specific parish hours.

Notable races in NWLA parishes:

BOSSIER PARISH:

  • BESE District 4
  • Mayor City of Bossier City
  • Councilmen at Large City of Bossier City
  • Councilman District 2, City of Bossier City
  • Councilman District 3, City of Bossier City
  • Councilman District 4, City of Bossier City
  • Councilman District 5, City of Bossier City

BIENVILLE PARISH:

  • Judge, Court of Appeal 2nd Circuit, 2nd District, Election Section 1
  • BESE District 4
  • Adlerman Village of Jamestown

CADDO PARISH:

  • BESE District 4
  • Justice of the Peace Justice of the Peace Ward 9
  • Chief of Police Village of Mooringsport
  • Alderman Village of Rodessa

CLAIBORNE PARISH:

  • Judge, Court of Appeal 2nd Circuit, 2nd District., Election Section 1

DESOTO PARISH:

  • BESE District 4
  • Police Juror District 2
  • Mayor Village of Stanley
  • Chief of Police Village of Stanley
  • Alderman Village of Stanley

SABINE PARISH

  • BESE District 4
  • Police Juror District 3
  • Constable Justice of the Peace & Constable District 4
  • Mayor of Town of Many
  • Chief of Police Town of Many
  • Alderman at Large Town of Many
  • Alderman District A, Town of Many
  • Alderman District B Town of Many,
  • Alderman District C, Town of Many
  • Alderman District D, Town of Many
  • Alderman Village of Noble

RED RIVER PARISH:

  • BESE District 4
  • Police Juror District 3
  • Alderman Village of Edgefield
  • Alderman Village of Martin

NATCHITOCHES PARISH:

  • BESE District 4
  • Chief of Police Village of Clarence
  • Chief of Police Village of Goldonna
  • Chief of Police Village of Powhatan

WEBSTER PARISH:

  • BESE District 4
  • Justice(s) of the Peace Justice of the Peace District 3
  • Constable (s) Justice of the Peace District 3
  • Alderman Village of Dixie Inn
  • Councilman District A, City of Minden
  • Councilman District D, City of Minden

In response to COVID-19, some qualifying procedures have changed:

  • Qualifying at the Secretary of State’s Office will be held at the Louisiana State Archives located at 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, La. 70809.
  • Candidates are asked to bring only one additional person to the signing room as they file their paperwork.
  • The media will have an opportunity to interview candidates in the Archives auditorium, but will not be allowed to be in the signing rooms as candidates file their paperwork.
  • In accordance with public health guidelines; masks are strongly encouraged, social distancing will be in place and the building capacity will not exceed 50 people.

Pursuant to Act 312 of the 2020 Regular Session, qualifying candidates will be required to present a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana identification card.

For more information on qualifying, you can visit the Secretary of State’s website here.

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