Elections are held as scheduled by the Office of the
Secretary of State. The Washington Parish Clerk of Court is the custodian of
voting machines and responsible for overseeing election day
procedures. The Clerk of Court serves on
the Board of Election Supervisors, along with the Registrar of Voters, a
delegate from the Republican Party, a delegate from the Democratic Party, and
an at-large delegate appointed by the Governor.
The Clerk of Court’s office is responsible for the
Commissioners that work the polling precincts.
In order to become certified as an election commissioner, you must
attend a school conducted by the Clerk of Court and successfully complete a written
exam. Other qualifications are:
must be a registered voter of Washington Parish.
must be able to vote without assistance
must not be a candidate in the election.
must not have been convicted of any election offense.
Payment for a commissioner in charge is $250.00 and for a
commissioner is $200.00.
A new commissioner school is held twice a year. A commissioner in charge school is held once
a year in late November. At the end of a
four year term of the Clerk of Court, everyone must be re-certified.
If you have any questions concerning elections, please feel
free to contact the Clerk of Court’s office at 985-839-4663.