In the Parish of Orleans Clerk of Criminal District Court is the Chief Elections Officer. He qualifies candidates for office in all municipal, parish, and state legislative elections. The Secretary of State qualifies candidates for statewide, congressional, state appellate and supreme court elections, and public service commission elections.
The clerk’s elections department conducts all training seminars for commissioners and commissioners-in-charge and sends all notices to supporting elections officials. These notices inform the appropriate officials of the crucial information concerning the election. The department also addresses any problems that may arise on election day.
After the polls close, and during days immediately following an election, the department tabulates totals, checks voting machine counts against the election night print-outs and prepare the payroll for the election workers.
Assistance to Voters
Election CalendarRemaining Election Dates for 2023 are as follows
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Saturday, March 23rd
Saturday, April 27th
Tuesday, November 5th
Saturday, December 7th
*More Information to come.
Polling Location Moves
|Engine #18778 Harrison Ave.
|Hynes Charter School Gym990 Harrison Ave.
|Private Residence 6327 Cartier Dr.
|John F. Kennedy High School 6026 Paris Ave.
|Austerlitz St. Baptist Church 819 Austerlitz St.
|Renew Accelerated High School 3649 Laurel St.
|Old 2nd District Police Station4317 Magazine St.
|VFW Post 8973 531 Lyons
|Elijah Brimmer (Lusher Charter)5624 Freret St.
|Ellis Marsalis Jr. building 5625 Loyola Ave.
Time limit for voting
Voters are allowed 6 minutes to cast their vote. Voters receiving assistance or using audio voting are allowed 20 minutes to cast their vote.