Qualify for office by paying a Fee, filing a Nominating Petition or IF IN THE MILITARY STATIONED OVERSEAS BY FILING A MILITARY QUALIFYING CERTIFICATION
Candidates may qualify for office by paying a fee (PDF) or by filing a nominating petition. Nominating petition forms are available at the parish Clerk of Court's Office (PDF).
Act No. 778 of the 2012 Regular Session states: A candidate serving in the armed forces of the United States who is stationed or deployed outside of the United States shall not be required to pay any qualifying fee or any additional fee. He shall file with the qualifying official a certification (PDF) prepared by the secretary of state certifying that at the time of qualifying he is serving in the armed forces of the United States and that he is eligible to become a candidate pursuant to United States Department of Defense Directive 1344.10.