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Calcasieu Parish courthouse. (Special to the American Press)

Qualifying for the Nov. 3 general election begins today through Friday, July 24, for various offices in Southwest Louisiana, including judges, district attorneys, city marshals, justices of the peace, mayors, police chiefs, school board members and council members.

Candidates for local municipal races will qualify with the clerk of court in their respective parish.

Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court Lynn Jones said roughly 40 to 50 candidates have already scheduled appointments to qualify throughout the three-day window.

"Most are signed up for opening day," he said, with roughly 60 candidates expected to qualify by Friday.

Qualifying is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day at the clerk of court's office, 1000 Ryan St., Room 5. Because of COVID-19, Jones encouraged candidates to schedule an appointment to qualify. However, it is not mandatory.

Only candidates seeking qualification will be allowed into the clerk of court's office. Candidates should obtain their voter registration information at the Voter Registrar's Office before beginning the qualifying process.

For more information, call the Calcasieu Clerk of Court Election Department at 437-3558, ext. 123 or 144.

Here are the local races in the six parishes throughout Southwest Louisiana.

Calcasieu

Judge-3rd Circuit Court of Appeal

Judge-14th Judicial District Court in Divisions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and J.

Magistrate-14th Judicial District Court District

Attorney-14th Judicial District

Sulphur City Court Judge

Lake Charles City Court Judge Divisions A and B

City Marshal for Lake Charles City Court and Sulphur City Court

Calcasieu Parish School Board member District 5

Justice of the Peace-Wards 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

Constable-Wards 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8

Jeff Davis

Judge-3rd Circuit Court of Appeal

Judge-31st Judicial District Court

District Attorney-31st Judicial District

Jennings City Court Judge

Jennings City Marshal

Jeff Davis School Board member District 11

Justice of the Peace-Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Constable-Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Mayor - Town of Welsh and Village of Fenton

Chief of Police-Town of Welsh and Village of Fenton

Aldermen-Town of Welsh, five to be elected

Aldermen-Village of Fenton, three to be elected

Council member -Town of Elton

Allen

Judge-33rd Judicial District Court in Divisions A and B

Oakdale City Court Judge

Justice of the Peace-Wards 1, 2,3, 4

Constable-Wards 1, 2, 3, 4,

Mayor of Oakdale

Chief of Police in Oakdale and Village of Elizabeth

City of Oakdale Council Member at Large, along with Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4

Beauregard

Judge-36th Judicial District Court in Divisions A and B

District Attorney-36th Judicial District

Justice of the Peace-Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5

Constable-Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5

Cameron

Judge-38th Judicial District Court

District Attorney-38th Judicial District

Justice of the Peace-Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Constable-Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Vernon

Judge-30th Judicial District Court in Divisions A, B and C

District Attorney-30th Judicial District

Leesville City Court Judge

Leesville City Marshal

Justice of the Peace-Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Constable-Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

Mayor-Town of New Llano, Village of Anacoco, and Village of Simpson

Chief of Police-Village of Anacoco and Village of Simpson

Aldermen-Village of Simpson, three to be elected

Council members-Village of Anacoco, three to be elected

New Llano Council member

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