Qualifying time is here

By Bonnie Culverhouse

For those planning to run for 26th Judicial District Court Judge (Bossier/Webster parishes) or Justice of the Peace in District 3 (south Webster Parish), qualifying period for candidates is this week – January 26 through 28.

Election date is March 26.

According to the Webster Parish Registrar of Voters Office, Evergreen Fire Protection District is having a millage renewal during this election.

“In lieu of a millage election, Springhill Fire Protection District No. 11 was given permission by the State Bond Commission to authorize the levy of a special tax variance,” said Denise Weeks, assistant Registrar of Voters.

Deadline to register to vote in person, by mail or at the Office of Motor Vehicles is February 23.    

Deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is March 5.

Early voting is March 12 through 19 (excluding Sunday, March 13) from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Deadline to request an absentee ballot is March 22 by 4:30 p.m (other than military and overseas voters). An absentee ballot may be requested online through Voter Portal or in writing through the Registrar of Voters Office.

Deadline for parish registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is March 25 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).

On election day, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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