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Qualifying begins Wednesday for November 8 primary

Qualifying begins Wednesday for November 8 primary

The qualifying period for all congressional, state and local offices for the Nov. 8 Primary Election begins Wednesday, July 20, and runs through Friday, July 22 until 4:30 p.m.

State candidates qualify in the executive offices of the Secretary of State, Tom Schedler at 8585 Archives Ave. in Baton Rouge, while local and municipal candidates qualify with the clerk of court in the parish in which they are registered to vote.

This includes the Lafourche Government Complex, 307 W. 4th St., Thibodaux.

Voters statewide will cast ballots in the race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Republican David Vitter.

Voters in some parts of Lafourche will help elect a U.S. representative for the 1st Congressional District, which Steve Scalise, R-Metairie, represents.

In south Lafourche, the District 4 constable seat is on the ballot after Carl Doucet died in January.

Up for election in Lockport and Golden Meadow are the offices of mayor and police chief, along with five spots each for Town Council members.

Lockport Mayor Paul Champagne announced last month that he would not run for a second term, and Lockport Councilman Craig Rogers gave up his seat to run for mayor. Ralph Sapia is running to replace Rogers.

No other candidates for any office have submitted campaign announcements.

In races with three or more candidates, if no one receives more than half the vote Nov. 8, the top two will compete in a Dec. 10 runoff.

The last day to register to vote in the Presidential Election and Congressional Primary Election is Oct. 11; early voting is Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 (except Sunday and holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 8, from 6 a.m. through 8 p.m.

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