The Secretary of State's Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of Thanksgiving and Acadian Days. The office will re-open on Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. Early voting will re-open on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. For museum closures, view Holiday Museum Closures under News & Events.
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Become a Candidate

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for an upcoming election, review the selections listed below to find out more about qualifying. Contact your parish clerk of court office to qualify as a candidate for local office. The secretary of state's office qualifies candidates for state office. Call 800.883.2805 for any questions regarding qualifying.

View upcoming election date information.

Browse the candidate database to search for candidate information.

Browse the elected officials list to search all elected public officials.

If you are interested in running for President of the United States in 2016, you may browse excerpts from Title 18 (The Election Code). You may also view qualifying information for presidential candidates that are affiliated with a recognized political party in Louisiana, or information for candidates that are independent of a political party.

Campaign Finance Reports, Lobbyists and Political Action Committees

Reports from incumbent statewide elected officials are available for online viewing at the Board of Ethics. In addition, lists of registered lobbyists and political action committees are available.    

The Federal Elections Commission has copies of actual financial disclosure reports filed by House, Senate and presidential campaigns, parties and PACs from 1993 to the present.