Qualifying Begins Today for Fall Elections

Qualifying for local, legislative and statewide elections begins today in parish clerk of court offices and in Baton Rouge. The qualifying period ends Thursday afternoon at 4:30.

The statewide elections, especially for governor, are drawing the most attention, because Bobby Jindal cannot succeed himself. 4 men are already announced for that seat, but most observers think there will be surprises and dark horses.

There are parish wide offices to be filled, including those for sheriff, and several area incumbents have announced opponents.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/8/15