Qualifying for the November 8 election takes place next week

Published 7:59 am Thursday, July 14, 2022

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Qualifying for the November 8 Open Congressional Primary election will be held from Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Local and municipal candidates qualify with the clerk of court in the parish in which they are registered to vote. Candidates are encouraged to check with their local clerk of court for specific parish hours.

All candidates for state and federal office will qualify at the Louisiana State Archives located at 3851 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge. Hours of operation for the secretary of state are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. This includes: U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Associate Justice ( Supreme Court), Court of Appeal Judge, Public Service Commissioner

Qualifying in St. John the Baptist Parish for all School Board Districts 1-11

Qualifying will be held at the CLERK OF COURT’S OFFICE at the Edgard Courthouse on Wednesday, JULY 20 though Friday, JULY 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The qualifying fee is $230.00, however if not affiliated with any recognized party the cost is ½ the qualifying fee.

For information please call Eliana DeFrancesch at 985-497-3331 or visit  www.stjohnclerkonline.org

Cashier’s check, money orders or cash only, made payable to the St. John Clerk of Court’s Office.

Pursuant to Act 312 of the 2020 Regular Session and Act 35 of the 2022 Regular Session, qualifying candidates will be required to provide an email address and present a valid Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana identification card. For more information on qualifying, visit the secretary of state’s website at www.sos.la.gov.


Last Day to Register to Vote For the NOVEMBER 8th Election is October 10, 2022.

Early Voting begins:

October 25, 2022 and ends November 1, 2022 at the REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE at 1801 W. Airline Hwy, Laplace, La.70068 & THE EDGARD COURTHOUSE at 2393 Hwy 18, Edgard, La. 70049