Qualifying for elections begins next week

BATON ROUGE— Qualifying for November political races begins next week.

According to a press release from Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, qualifying for the November Congressional Primary/Special Secretary of State election begins on Wednesday, July 18 and runs through Friday, July 20.

“All candidates for local municipal races will qualify with their parish clerk of court,” the release said. “All candidates for U.S. Representatives, Secretary of State, Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judges and Public Service Commissioners will qualify at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office located at 8585 Archives Ave. in Baton Rouge. Hours of operation for the secretary of state are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily. Check with your local clerk of court for specific parish hours.”

Once qualified, candidates will appear on the secretary of state’s website in real-time on the home page at www.sos.la.gov.

The Fall Congressional Primary/Special Secretary of State Election will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2018 and the Fall Congressional General Election will be held on Saturday, Dec.8.

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