The clerk of court, the parish’s chief election official, is responsible for overseeing the elections process in West Baton Rouge Parish. In working with his staff, the Louisiana Secretary of State, and the West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters and Board of Election Supervisors the clerk strives to provide accurate election results in a fair and impartial manner.
The clerk’s duties include qualifying candidates for local municipal and parish offices, conducting commissioner and commissioner-in-charge training, selecting qualified commissioners and key custodians to serve on election day, ensuring voting machines are in the proper polling places, tabulating precinct results and reporting those results to the Louisiana Secretary of State who serves as the state’s chief election official. The Clerk of Court and his staff are also available to answer questions and discuss issues that may arise.
The Louisiana Secretary of State’s website, www.geauxvote.com , is a great resource for election data. Candidates’ may obtain information regarding voter registration, early and election day voting, qualifications for public office, qualifying dates and fees, and campaign finance and ethics rules. Several forms are available as well as past election results and voter turnouts.