Qualifying for Elected Office

To see who has qualified for elected office, follow this link to the Secretary of State’s web site and click on “Races in a Parish,” then select “Jefferson.”  http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/GetElectionInformation/SearchForCandidates/Pages/default.aspx

The clerk of court’s office qualifies candidates for local elections.  Qualifying for regional or statewide offices is handled by the Secretary of State.  The procedure for qualifying is to produce a Notice of Candidacy (Qualifying Form) during the qualifying period with the appropriate filing fees for the office sought. You may download the form from the Louisiana Secretary of State:  http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/QualifyingForm.pdf.  This is the official qualifying form approved by the Attorney General and provided by the Secretary of State. It must be filed with the appropriate qualifying official.

Agent Affidavit Forms: When an agent files a notice of candidacy on behalf of a candidate, the candidate shall file with the qualifying official Agent Affidavit form attesting that the agent has the authorization and consent of the candidate to file the notice.

The schedule of qualifying fees may be accessed here:  http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/CandidateQualifyingFees.pdf.

Below are candidate qualifying dates for the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 primary election.  Congressional candidates qualify with the Louisiana Secretary of State in Baton Rouge.  The clerk of court will qualify candidates for the following positions:  Judge, 24th Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana (16 divisions); District Attorney, 24th Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana; Judge, Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court (3 sections); Judge, Jefferson Parish First Parish Court (2 divisions); Judge, Jefferson Parish Second Parish Court (2 divisions); Jefferson Parish Justice of the Peace (8 districts); Jefferson Parish Constable (8 districts); Jefferson Parish School Board (9 districts); Harahan municipal officials (Mayor, Chief of Police, 5 councilmen elected at-large).     

West Bank:  Clerk of Court’s Office, General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St. Ste. 5600, Gretna 70053

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Friday, August 22, 2014 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

East Bank:  East Bank Satellite Office, Joseph S. Yenni Bldg., 1221 Elmwood Pk. Blvd. Ste. 603, Jefferson 70121

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

***IMPORTANT Note: Candidate qualifying on Friday, August 22, is at the West Bank location ONLY.*** 

You may direct questions on qualifying to the elections department: (504) 736-6394.