2019 Election Information, Qualifying open through Thursday

The following is important information for the Oct. 12, 2019 Gubernatorial Primary Election:

  • The qualifying period is Aug. 6-8. Local and municipal candidates qualify with the clerk of court in the parish in which they are registered to vote (contact your local clerk of court for office hours). State candidates qualify in the executive offices of Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin at 8585 Archives Ave. in Baton Rouge between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Qualifying fees must be paid in the form of cash; certified or cashier’s check on a state or national bank or credit union; U.S. postal money order; or money order issued by a state or national bank or credit union and must be accompanied by the qualifying form.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Sept. 11.
  • The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Sept. 21.
  • Early voting is Sept. 28-Oct. 5 (except Sunday, Sept. 29) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is Oct. 8 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee by mail ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters).
  • The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted mail ballot is Oct. 11 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).

The following offices will be up for election during the Oct. 12, 2019 Gubernatorial Primary Election:
  • Natchitoches Parish President
  • Parish Council Member District 1
  • Parish Council Member District 2
  • Parish Council Member District 3
  • Parish Council Member District 4
  • Parish Council Member District 5
  • Natchitoches Parish Tax Assessor
  • Natchitoches Parish Sheriff
  • Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court
  • Natchitoches Parish Coroner
  • Mayor Town of Campti
  • Louisiana State Governor
  • Louisiana Lt. Governor
  • Louisiana Attorney General
  • Louisiana State Treasurer
  • Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Commissioner of Insurance
  • BESE District 4
  • State Senator 29th Senatorial District
  • State Senator 31st Senatorial District
  • State Representative 22nd Representative District
  • State Representative 23rd Representative District
  • State Representative 24th Representative District

4 thoughts on “2019 Election Information, Qualifying open through Thursday

  1. Jason GREAT ADVICE! That’s how things get by us every voting day. And then down the road people wonder how it got passed! Good post!

    • Be an informed voter, not just a voter. There are Internet sources (websites) that explain the pros and cons of all issues on the ballot. As a voter, as a taxpayer, you have the right to decide for yourself how you will vote, but please do it from a perspective of fully understanding what is you are voting for or against. And besides, your research done and cheat sheet in hand, you’ll be in and out of the voting booth quicker.

  2. Who’s this Steve Rachal who is also running for sheriff? I don’t know anything about him. Anyone know…?

  3. That’s lots of offices up for election. I’m voting for challengers in every case, no incumbents.

    There will probably also be a ton of Constitutional amendments as well. Which means, people will get into the voting booth and only then try to read them to decide how to vote, making the wait even longer.

    Hint: make yourself a “cheat sheet.” Mark down the candidates you wish to vote for, and how you will vote on any issue. Then it’s a simple matter of pushing the buttons in the booth. The people in line will appreciate you for it!

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