Election Qualifying Set to Begin July 20th

Qualifying begins Wednesday, July 20th through Friday, July 22nd from 8:30-4:30 at the Bienville Parish Clerk of Courts Office.

Clerk of Court Eddie Holmes  said, “Please note that a new law REQUIRES all candidates to provide a PUBLICLY AVAILABLE EMAIL ADDRESS on their qualifying form. Keep this in mind. If you need help with getting one setup, let me know and I’ll do my best to assist you.

Also remember running on a party ticket (R or D) doubles your qualifying fee (This can change by parish so check locally if you aren’t in Bienville). This extra money goes to that party. You may change this at any time before qualifying. It will default to whatever your current voter registration is.”

Fee Schedule:

  • All Town/Village Offices (Fees are specific to Bienville Parish based on population)
    • $40.00
    • $80.00 if Democrat or Republican
  • School Board Members
    • $115
    • $230 if Democrat or Republican

All fees must be paid with cash, money order, or certified bank check.  No credit cards or personal checks.

Qualifying is for the following offices in Bienville Parish.

PARISH WIDE

  • School Board Members (Most District lines have changed due to Redistricting)

ARCADIA

  • Mayor
  • Chief of Police
  • Council Members (District lines have changed due to Redistricting)

BIENVILLE

  • Mayor
  • Aldermen

CASTOR

  • Mayor
  • Alderman

GIBSLAND

  • Mayor
  • Chief of Police
  • Aldermen

MOUNT LEBANON

  • Mayor
  • Alderman

RINGGOLD

  • Mayor
  • Chief of Police
  • Councilmen

SALINE

  • Alderman (1 to be elected)

BRYCELAND

  • Alderman (1 to be elected)

LUCKY

  • Alderman (1 to be elected)

Registrar of Voters Nickie Warren said, “My office has just recently completed the redistricting process for the School Board and the Town of Arcadia, new registration cards have been mailed out from the Secretary of State’s Office. If you have not received your card and wish to qualify for one of the affected offices please contact my office at 263-7407 or via email at bienvillerov@sos.la.gov to verify that you are currently in the district you wish to hold office in.”


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