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Qualifying for March 24 election begins today, runs through Friday

Qualifying for March 24 election begins today, runs through Friday


Qualifying for the March 24 election, which includes the open District 8 Lafourche Parish School Board position, is Jan. 3-5.

The position opened after Ronald Pere resigned in May because he and his wife were moving into an assisted-living home in Thibodaux, which is outside of the Raceland-area voting district and made him ineligible to serve.

The board appointed Raymond Toups to fill the position until an election scheduled for October, but no one qualified for the race.

Whoever wins the election will serve the remainder of Pere’s term, which runs until Dec. 31, 2018.

Early voting is March 10-17, except March 11, a Sunday, and the election itself will be held on Saturday, March 24.