As Chief Election Officer of the Parish, Parish Custodian of Voting Machines and as a member of the Board of Election Supervisors, the Clerk of Court maintains a highly skilled department to assist with the many phases of election related duties. The staff is responsible for coordinating & administering all scheduled elections; assuring compliance with the Election Code (Title 18 of the Revised Statutes); conducting General Commissioner schools, Pre-Election schools and Commissioner-in-Charge schools. The staff maintains a close working relationship with many other agencies that play important roles in the elections system, including the Register of Voters, Council Administrator's office, Mayors of Baker, Central City, and Zachary, and delegates from respective governing authorities, Secretary of State, Board of Election Supervisors and the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board. The department works closely with the Public Information Office to assist the news media and maintains contact with and a database of the more than 2300 Election Commissioners of East Baton Rouge Parish. As an election nears, the staff is responsible for qualifying local and municipal candidates as well as tabulating and certifying election returns when the election is complete.
If you are interested in becoming a commissioner, send mail to Elections Dept, or call 225-295-4765.