Election Information

  • Elections are held as scheduled by the Office of the Secretary of State. The Clerk of Court encourages residents of Ascension Parish to serve as Election Commissioners at the various voting precincts.Interested persons must attend one evening session to become certified as a Commissioner. Schools for new Commissioners are generally held twice a year. An Election Commissioner shall receive $200.00 for each election in which he/she serves.
  • A person interested in becoming a certified Commissioner must possess the following qualifications:

    1. Be a qualified voter of  Ascension Parish who is not entitled to assistance in voting.
    2. Not have been convicted of an election offense.
  • A Person interested in becoming a Commissioner-in-Charge must posses the same qualifications as a Commissioner and also shall have successfully completed a general course of instruction for  Commissioner-in-Charge and shall have served as a  Commissioner in at least two elections during the last four years. Commissioner-in-Charge school is held once a year during the period beginning August 1st through the end of December. A Commissioner-in-Charge shall receive $250.00 for each election in which he serves.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Commissioner, contact Stacy Sagonna by e-mail at ssagona@ascensionclerk.com  or by phone at 473-9866 or 621-8400 ext. 223 with your name, address and phone number.
  • If you need information about absentee voting or voter registration, contact the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters at  225-621-5780
  • To locate your polling location go to https://voterportal.sos.la.gov or download the mobile app GeauxVote.
  • Several polling place locations have changed or been added due to the 2014 Mandated School Board Reapportionment and also in an effort to reduce the numbers of voters at locations in high population growth areas in the parish. Everyone that is affected should have received a new voter registration card in the mail. Click here for a list of polling changes
  • Remaining election dates scheduled for 2017: October 14 & November 18. Possible Election Dates for 2018: March 24, April 28, November 6 & December 8.  Dates are subject to change by the Legislature.  Please call our office if you have a question about a particular election date.

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The following pre-election schools will be held for those Commissioners working for the October 14, 2017 election: Tuesday, October 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse in Gonzales; Wednesday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Courthouse in Donaldsonville; Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse in Gonzales; Monday, October 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse in Gonzales; and Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Courthouse in Donaldsonville.  Attendance is required at ONE session...
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 Early Voting for the October 14, 2017 election will be held from Saturday, Sept. 30th through Saturday, Oct. 7th from 8:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. daily at the Registrar of Voters Office in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.  Items on the ballot include:  State Treasurer (all precincts); State Representative (Dist. 58 ONLY); City of Gonzales 1/2% sales tax (Gonzales City Residents ONLY); (4) Constitutional Amendments (all precincts).
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