Qualifying for Elected Office

The clerk of court’s office handles qualifying for elected officials in 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. A Notice of Candidacy (Qualifying Form) is available for you to download. 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 is available for you to download.

Below are candidate qualifying dates for the Saturday, April 4, 2020 Primary Election. Candidates qualify with the Louisiana Secretary of State in Baton Rouge. 

St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s Office 15045 River Rd. Hahnville, LA 70057

Wednesday, January 8, 2020  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday, January 9, 2020  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday, January 10, 2020  8:30 A.M to 4:30 PM

You may direct questions on qualifying to the elections department: (985) 783-6632.