Qualifying for November election to take place July 20 -22

There is expected to be like a bee-hive of activity in and around the Jackson Parish Courthouse and in particularly at the Clerk of Court’s Office, this coming Wednesday, July 20th thru Friday, July 22nd as qualifying for the November election begins. This year local voters will have extra special interest in the election as the office of Mayor, Chief of Police and Town Council will be up for grabs in the majority of the municipalities in Jackson Parish.

All candidates shall be qualified electors as required by R.S. 18:463 and shall provide proof of identity in the form of a valid Louisiana driver’s license or identification card issued by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. Local candidates qualify at the parish Clerk of Court’s Office by paying a qualifying fee.

Those intending to run must me certain conditions required of the stated office such as:

Mayor: The candidate shall be an elector of the municipality who at the time of qualification shall have been domiciled and actually resided for at least the immediately preceding year in the municipality.
Chief of Police: The candidate shall be an elector of the municipality when elected. At the time of qualification, the candidate shall have been domiciled for at least the immediately preceding year in a city or town (6 months in a village).
Alderman / Councilmember: The candidate shall be an elector of the municipality who at the time of qualification shall have been domiciled and have actually resided for at least the immediately preceding year in the municipality. In addition, those elected from wards must be residents of their respective wards at the time of qualifying.


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