Public office qualifying begins today

Qualifying for the October 14 Gubernatorial Primary Election starts today (Tuesday, August 8) and lasts through Thursday, August 10. Local candidates qualify from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Webster Parish Clerk of Court’s office on the second floor of the parish courthouse on Main Street.

All candidates for state office will qualify at the Louisiana State Archives located at 3851 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge. Hours of operation for the Secretary of State Office are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily.

The ballot this October will be full with state, legislative, and local offices up for election. The statewide ballot will include candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commissioner of Insurance.

All members of the state legislature are up for election, including the Dist. 10 representative’s seat. Wayne McMahen is currently serving in that spot. State Sen. Dist. 36, who is Robert Mills is also up for election. On the local level, sheriff, clerk of court, assessor, coroner, one alderman for the Town of Cullen and all seats on the Webster Parish Police Jury will be on the ballot.