Elections are held as scheduled by the Office of the Secretary of State. The Clerk of Court plays an important role in the voting process. As the parish’s Chief election official and custodian of voting machines, the Clerk is responsible for the delivery of all voting machines to each precinct. The Clerk is also required by law to open each voting machine after the election, tabulate and record all votes, and then report the totals. The Clerk is also responsible for notifying election workers with information pertaining to upcoming Elections and also handles any problems that may arise on Election day.
We also conduct certification of election commissioner classes. Additional qualifications to become a certified commissioner after attending a class are as follows:
- You must be a registered voter of Assumption Parish
- At least 17 years of age (or older) and in the 12th grade
- You must be able to vote without assistance.
- You must not be a candidate in the election.
- You must not have been convicted of any election offense.
If you attend a prior training class to become a commissioner, the pay for a commissioner is $200.00 and for a commissioner in charge is $250.00.
A new commissioner school is held at least once a year and the commissioner-in-charge school is held once a year usually in December. At the end of a four-year term of the Clerk of Court, everyone must be re-certified. To become a Commission in Charge, you must have served as a commissioner in at least two (2) prior elections during the past four years. The Commissioner in Charge is responsible for all the duties and for all commissioners in his/her precinct including delivering the votes to the Clerk of Court on election night.
If you wish to become a commissioner, click here to contact us with your name, address, and phone number or call (985) 369-6653 to speak to our Election Department.
CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION COMMISSIONER CLASSES
We do not have any classes scheduled at this time. Please call our office and we will provide you with information about training and examination for becoming a certified election commissioner.