Qualifying for 2020 Open Primary & 2020 General Election Starts Today

The qualifying period for the November 3, 2020 Primary Election and December 5, 2020 General Election is July 22nd – 24th. In order to become a candidate in an election, you must qualify for the office you are seeking. The qualifying period for congressional, state and local candidates is a three-day period set by law.

Local candidates qualify at the parish Clerk of Court’s Office located in the Winn Parish Courthouse at 119 W Main St #103, Winnfield, LA. Congressional and state candidates qualify at the Secretary of State’s Office at 8585 Archives Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Candidates may qualify for office by paying a qualifying fee or by filing a nominating petition. Nominating petition forms are available for download and print here. View the number of signatures required on nominating petitions for all offices.

Office Titles up for re-election in Winn Parish are:

Office TitlesYears of TermBeginning of TermExpiration of TermDistricts
President/Vice President
41/20/20211/20/2025All
U.S. Senator61/3/20211/3/2027
U.S. Representative21/3/20211/3/20235
Public Service Commissioner61/1/202112/31/20265
District Judge61/1/202112/31/20268th JDC
District Attorney61/11/20211/10/20278th JDC
Justices of the Peace61/1/202112/31/2026All
Constables (Justice of the Peace Courts)61/1/202112/31/2026All
Atlanta: Mayor41/1/202112/31/2024
Atlanta: Chief of Police41/1/202112/31/2024
Atlanta: Alderman41/1/202112/31/2024All
Sikes: Mayor41/1/202112/31/2024
Sikes: Aldermen41/1/202112/31/2024All
Winnfield: City Judge61/1/202112/31/2026
Winnfield: City Court Marshal61/1/202112/31/2026

For more information about qualifying visit the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website.


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