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 Titles||Years of Term||Beginning of Term||Expiration of Term||Districts|
|Public Service Commissioner||6||1/1/2021||12/31/2026||5|
|District Judge||6||1/1/2021||12/31/2026||8th JDC|
|District Attorney||6||1/11/2021||1/10/2027||8th JDC|
|Justices of the Peace||6||1/1/2021||12/31/2026||All|
|Constables (Justice of the Peace Courts)||6||1/1/2021||12/31/2026||All|
|Atlanta: Chief of Police||4||1/1/2021||12/31/2024||–|
|Winnfield: City Judge||6||1/1/2021||12/31/2026||–|
|Winnfield: City Court Marshal||6||1/1/2021||12/31/2026||–|
For more information about qualifying visit the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website.