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Qualifying begins this week for October 14 primary

Qualifying begins this week for October 14 primary

Qualifying begins Wednesday, July 12 and runs through Friday, July 14 for the October 14th primary election.

Candidates should qualify with the Clerk of Court’s office in Thibodaux, 303 West 3rd St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On the October 14 ballot will be the Lockport Chief of Police post recently vacated when past Chief Warren Vedros, Sr. resigned after being indicted on eight felony charges May 31.

Sergeant David Harrelson was appointed temporarily to replace Vedros until the special election is held.

Voters will also choose someone to replace the Greater Lafourche Port Commission Seat E left vacant by the passing of long-time commissioner Wilbert J. Collins, Sr.

Mike Callais was appointed as interim commissioner until the election is held.

The winner of the election will fill the seat for the remainder of the board's term through 2018.

The last day to register to vote in person or by mail for this election is Sept. 13 with early voting to be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 7.

Candidates wishing to announce their candidacy in the Lafourche Gazette must do so by noon August 11.