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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Qualifying for fall elections begins this week

Qualifying for fall elections begins this week

Candidate qualifying for November elections will take place this week, running from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday.

An array of federal, state and local offices are slated for the November 4 ballot, including numerous proposed amendments to the state’s Constitution.

Offices up for electoral consideration include United States Senator and United States Representative. On a local level, the offices of District Attorney and the five district judgeships in the 17the Judicial District Court, which is made up of Lafourche Parish, will also be on the ballot.

Also on the ballot will be a contest for the post of Assessor, with the winner filling out the remainder of the term from the late Assessor Michael Martin.

Additionally, all 15 seats on the Lafourche Parish School Board are up for grabs this fall, as well as all four of the parish’s Justice of the Peace and Constable seats.

Voters will also consider whether or not to approve 14 proposed amendments to the state Constitution with a yes or no vote on each.

In the City of Thibodaux, voters there will elect a mayor, city council, marshal and city judge.
Election day is November 4 and early voting is slated for October 21 through October 28, excluding Sunday.

Federal and state candidates must qualify at the Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge while local candidates must qualify at their respective Clerk of Court’s office.

Attention Political Candidates
The Lafourche Gazette will publish political announcements for the upcoming November 4th election on the front page once at no charge.

Announcements must be brief and to the point with a maximum 400 word count. We reserve the right to edit announcements we deem too lengthy. The deadline for receiving political announcements is Wednesday, August 27 at 4 p.m. Announcements will be published in the order in which they are received.

Any announcements received after this date will be charged as advertisement and will not run on the front page.

Early voting is slated for October 21 through October 28.