The Clerk of Court is the Chief Elections Officer for Lafourche Parish, the Custodian of Voting Machines and a member of the Board of Election Supervisors. The Clerk and her staff have many election responsibilities including qualifying local and municipal candidates, conducting commissioner certification and training and coordinating and administering all elections in Lafourche Parish and the tabulation of votes.
- Open Primary/Congressional/Open General/Congressional Elections
- Qualifications for Candidates
- Candidate Information: The Clerk of Court qualifies candidates for local and municipal elections. For information about qualifying as a candidate for an election , click here.
To find out where to vote contact the Registrar of Voters at (985) 447-3256
Click here to see your what’s on your ballot.
Click here for Election Results.
The Clerk of Court is responsible for recruiting, training and providing certified election commissioners for each election in Lafourche Parish. Election commissioners are a vital part in enabling our citizens to exercise their right to vote.
The basic qualifications to serve as an election commissioner is as follows:
- Be a qualified voter who is not marked for assistance and who does not require the use of the audio ballot in voting;
- Not be a candidate in the election;
- Not have been convicted of an election offense
For more information on serving contact Tara Ledet in the elections department at 985-447-4841.
Serving on election day pays!
- Commissioner-In-Charge can earn $250.00
- Commissioners can earn $200.00
Watch the Commissioner Training Video from the Louisiana Secretary of State here.
Registering to Vote
September 24-28, 2018 is Voter Registration Week
To register to vote in Louisiana, individuals must:
- be a U.S. citizen
- be at least 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles) to register and 18 years old prior to the next election
- not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of felony
- not be under a judgment of full interdiction for mental incompetence or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights
- be a resident in the state and parish in which you seek to register and vote
- apply at least 20 days prior to an election if registering online or 30 days prior to an election if registering in person or by mail
Watch a video about registering to vote here