Bienville Parish Clerk's Office
100 Court House Drive
Arcadia, LA 71001
James W. “Jim” Martin
Clerk of Court
Bienville Parish
 
 

Candidate Qualifying



QUALIFYING FOR FALL ELECTIONS

 

 

The Fall Primary Election is scheduled for October 12, 2019 and the General Election (Run Off) will be held November 16, 2019. Early voting for the Primary Election will begin September 28 and runs through October 5 (except Sunday). Early voting will be conducted in the office of the Registrar of Voters in the Courthouse beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 6:00 p.m. daily. 

 

Qualifying fees for the various offices are listed on the chart below:

                       

  OFFICE                                                    QUALIFY FEE WITH NO PARTY           QUALIFY FEE WITH PARTY

Chief of Police Lucky
$40
$80
Alderman of Gibsland
$40
$80
Alderman of Bienville
$40
$80
Constable Ward 1
$75
$150
Constable Ward 3
$75
$150
Police Jurors
$115
$230
Clerk of Court
$225 $450
Tax Assessor
$225 $450
Coroner
$225 $450
Sheriff
$225
$450

                                                                         

Candidates are encouraged to check with the Registrar of Voters to verify their party affiliation before coming to the Clerks Office. Qualifying fees must be paid with cash or money order. No personal checks will be accepted.

 

Louisiana Ethics laws require each candidate to sign a sworn statement certifying the following: they are not a convicted felon, are familiar with and subject to the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act, are familiar with and subject to Louisiana laws regarding the placement of campaign signs, and do not owe any fines, fees, or penalties pursuant to the Code of Governmental Ethics. In addition to the Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting requirements, candidates must file a personal financial disclosure report within 10 days of qualifying. Failure to file the required reports on time may result in the levy of fines up to $100.00 per day.

 

Our staff is available to assist anyone interested in qualifying for office. We encourage candidates to call or email our office with questions regarding the upcoming elections. Our telephone number is 318-263-2123 and email address is jimmartin@bienvilleparish.org. We also recommended the Secretary of State's website (www.geauxvote.com) and the Louisiana Ethics Commission website (www.ethics.state.la.us) for additional candidate information.

 

 



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