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Orleans Municipal/Parochial Primary Election, Vacancies and Propositions (Orleans Parish Only)

The following is important information for the Feb. 1, 2014 primary and the March 15, 2014 general:

  • qualifying period is Dec. 11, 12 and 13, 2013 until 4:30 p.m.;
  • local and municipal candidates qualify with the clerk of court in orleans parish (contact for hours);
  • qualifying fees must be in the form of cash, certified or cashier's check on a state or national bank or credit unio, United States postal money order or money order issued by a state or national bank or credit union (view the fillable qualifying form);
  • early voting is Jan. 18-25, 2014 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Feb. 1 municipal/parochial primary election; and
  • early voting is March 1-8 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the March 15 municipal/parochial general election.

Spring Municipal Primary Election, Vacancies and Propositions (Orleans Propositions only on May 3rd Election)

The following is important information for the Apr. 5, 2014 primary and May 3, 2014 general:

  • qualifying period is Feb. 12, 13 and 14 until 4:30 p.m.;
  • state candidates qualify in the executive offices of the secretary of state located at 8585 Archives Ave. in Baton Rouge (secretary of state's office 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;
  • early voting is Mar. 22-29 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Apr. 5 primary election; and 
  • early voting is Apr. 19-26 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the May 3 general election.

Fall Open Primary and General/Congressional Election

The following is important information for the Nov. 4, 2014 primary and the Dec. 6, 2014 general:

  • qualifying period is Aug. 20, 21, and 22 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;
  • early voting is Oct. 21-28 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Nov. 4 primary election; and
  • early voting is Nov. 22-29 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Dec. 6 general election.

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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.