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Qualifying opens January 8 for April election

Posted at 4:05 PM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 17:11:37-05

Qualifying begins January 8 for the April 4, 2020 election. It will last through January 10.

The election is a Presidential Preference Primary, in which registered Republicans, Democrats and Independents can cast a vote for their preferred presidential candidate for their party. Only people registered in a party can cast a ballot for a candidate in that party.

Also on the ballot are the local-level party committees for the Republican and Democratic parties. Again, only people registered as a member of the party can cast a ballot for these positions.

If you can't remember what party you've registered for, you can check it - and change it if you want - by clicking here.

A few other races are on Acadiana ballots.

In Calcasieu Parish, there is a sales tax renewal proposition on the ballot. It asks the people in district 4-A if the 1.5 cent sales tax should be renewed for another 10 years. The income, about $42 million annually, pays for roads, drainage, trash, utilities and rural transportation systems.

In Evangeline Parish, there will be an election to select a city marshal for Ville Platte.

In St. Landry Parish, there will be an election to select a Justice of the Peace for District 6.

In St. Martin Parish, there will be elections for the Mayor, Chief of Police and five Council members in Henderson.

To see what's on your ballot, click here . For information on how to qualify for an office, click here.