Clerk of Court: School of Instruction to be held

Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court David Stamey announces that the Clerk of Court’s office will be holding a School of Instruction for new election commissioners. It will be held at the main courtroom of the Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, 200 Second Street, on Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm.

The school is for new persons wanting to be certified as Election Commissioners. If you are already an Election Commissioner, you do not have to attend. Stamey stated that Natchitoches Parish is lucky to have great commissioners but he does have turnover and he is always looking for new commissioners throughout the Parish. The Clerk’s office operates 50 precincts at 42 different polling places for parish wide elections.

The qualifications to serve include: You must be a qualified voter who does not require assistance in voting. You cannot be a candidate in the election or have an immediate family member who is a candidate at the precinct in which you serve. To become an Election Commissioner you cannot have been convicted of an election offense. You must attend the course of instruction for new election commissioners.

By attending this school, you would be eligible to be selected to work at one of the election polling places on Election Day. Pay is $200.00 per election.

There are four election dates scheduled for this year in Natchitoches Parish. The March 25 election is for a Fire District tax in just six polling places. The April 29 election will include parish wide propositions. The Gubernatorial Election is October 14. It includes Statewide and Parish wide elections. The runoffs for that election will be held November 18.
If you have any questions, please call the Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court’s office at 318 352-8152.

Pictured at the Clerk’s office are, left to right, Parish Election Specialist Fay Megason, Clerk of Court David Stamey and Chief Deputy Casey Harris.