Once Labor Day is over, candidate qualifying begins Tuesday morning, and continues until 5PM Thursday afternoon. Up for election this fall are all (1) all statewide elected officials (Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, etc.), (2) all 144 legislative seats, (3) the state education board (also known as BESE), and (5) local and parish wide races, although three parishes (Avoyelles, Concordia, and E Feliciana) will not be having police jury elections this fall, since their new district lines were not approved in time by the Justice Department.
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