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Spring Municipal General and Special Legislative Elections

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The following is important information for the 29th State Representative District Special Legislative Primary Election on April 9, 2016 and the General on May 14, 2016:

  • qualifying period is Mar. 7th, 8th, and 9th until 4:30 p.m.;
  • state representative candidates qualify with the clerk of court in the parish in which they are registered to vote (contact your local clerk of court for office hours);
  • view a list of qualifying fees (payment must be in the form of cash; certified or cashier's check on a state or national bank or credit union; United States postal money order; or money order issued by a state or national bank or credit union);
  • download the standard fillable qualifying form;
  • the last day to register to vote in the Special Legislative Primary Election is Mar. 14th (extended by the Secretary of State due to inclement weather);
  • the last day to register to vote in the Special Legislative General Election is Apr. 13th;
  • early voting for the Primary Election is Mar. 26th through the Apr. 2nd (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • early voting for the General Election is Apr. 30th through May 7th (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m;
  • the last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot for the Special Legislative Primary is 4:30 p.m. on Apr. 5th.; and
  • the last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot for the Special Legislative General is 4:30 p.m. on May 10th. Voters can request an absentee-by-mail ballot online through our voter portal or in writing through your registrar of voters office.

Fall Presidential and Congressional Election

The following is important information for the Nov. 8, 2016 Presidential Election and Congressional Primary and the Dec. 10, 2016 Congressional General Election:

  • election hours for the Presidential Election and Congressional Primary Election are 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016;
  • election hours for the Congressional General Election are 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016;
  • recognized presidential political party candidates are certified for the ballot to the secretary of state's office by the state central committees prior to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 16th or by the national chairman of the party prior to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19th
  • non-recognized political party presidential candidates qualify Jul. 19th through 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19th;
  • qualifying period for all other offices (congress, state, and local) is Jul. 20th, 21st and 22nd until 4:30 p.m.;
  • state candidates qualify in the executive offices of Secretary of State Tom Schedler at 8585 Archives Ave., in Baton Rouge (hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.);
  • local and municipal candidates qualify with the clerk of court in the parish in which they are registered to vote (contact your local clerk of court for office hours);
  • view a list of qualifying fees (payment must be in the form of cash; certified or cashier's check on a state or national bank or credit union; United States postal money order; or money order issued by a state or national bank or credit union);
  • download the fillable qualifying form;
  • the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Election and Congressional Primary Election is Oct. 11th;
  • the last day to register to vote in the Congressional General Election is Nov. 9th;
  • early voting is Oct. 25th through Nov. 1st (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Nov. 8th Fall Presidential Primary Election;
  • early voting is Nov. 26th through Dec. 3rd (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Dec. 10th Congressional General Election;
  • the last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot for the Presidential Election and Congressional Primary Election is 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.; and
  • the last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot for the Congressional General Election is 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 6th. Voters can request an absentee-by-mail ballot online through our voter portal or in writing through your registrar of voters office. 

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Propositions and Constitutional Amendments

The text of propositions and the text and summaries of constitutional amendments to be voted on in upcoming elections and those which were voted on in recent past elections can be seen by viewing propositions and constitutional amendments under Review Types of Elections.

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