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.
Upcoming 2020 Election Dates
|Date of Election||Type of Election||Qualifying Dates|
|July 11, 2020||Presidential Preference Primary||Jan. 8- 10, 2020|
|August 15, 2020||Municipal General||NA|
|November 3, 2020||Open Primary/ Congressional/ Presidential||July 15-17, 2020|
|December 5, 2020||Open General/ Congressional||N/A|
Office Open for 2020 Qualifying
|Office Titles||Primary Election Date||Qualifying Dates|
|November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|U. S. Senator *||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|U.S. Representative*||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|District Judges||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|District Attorney||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|Justices of Peace||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|Constables (JOP Courts)||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|Addis: Mayor, Chief of Police, Council Members||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|Brusly: Mayor, Chief of Police, Council Members||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
|Port Allen: City Court Judge, City Court Marshal, Mayor, Chief of Police, Council Members||November 3, 2020||July 22 through 24, 2020|
Dates are subject to change by the Louisiana State Legislature.
Election Commissioners preside over elections at the various polling places in the Parish. Classes to become a certified Election Commission are held annually. In addition to the class, Election Commissioners must be a registered, qualified voter in West Baton Rouge Parish who has not been convicted of an election offense. Election Commissioners are compensated $200 for each election in which they serve. If you are interested in becoming a commissioner, please fill out this form, and our office will contact you before the next Election Commissioner class.
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