RS 18:467     

§467. Opening of qualifying period

            The qualifying period for candidates in a primary election shall open:

            (1) For candidates in a gubernatorial primary election and those in any special primary election to be held at the same time, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August of the year of the election.

            (2) For candidates in a congressional primary election and those in any special primary election to be held at the same time, on the third Wednesday in July of the year of the election.

            (3) For candidates in a primary election for municipal and ward officers who are not elected at the same time as the governor or members of congress in municipalities with a population of less than three hundred thousand and those in any special primary election to be held at the same time, on the last Wednesday in January of the year of the election, unless the primary election is held on the first Saturday in March; in such case the qualifying period for candidates in such primary election shall open on the first Wednesday in December of the year prior to the election.

            (4) For candidates in a primary election for parochial and municipal officers in a parish containing a municipality with a population of three hundred thousand or more and in which the municipal and parochial elections are held at the same time, on the second Wednesday in July in the year of the election.

            (5) Repealed by Acts 2015, No. 307, §3, eff. June 29, 2015.

            (6) For candidates in a primary election held on the second Saturday in October of 1981 and every fourth year thereafter, on the second Wednesday in July of the year of the election.

            Acts 1976, No. 697, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 545, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978; Acts 1978, No. 720, §1; Acts 1979, No. 229, §1, eff. July 13, 1979; Acts 1982, No. 10, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1983; Acts 1984, No. 673, §1, eff. Jan 1, 1985; Acts 1987, No. 831, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1988; Acts 1990, No. 107, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1991; Acts 1991, No. 277, §1; Acts 1992, No. 949, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, No. 1114, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1420, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998; Acts 2006, No. 560, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2006, No. 845, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2007, No. 240, §1; Acts 2010, No. 570, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 22, §1; Acts 2011, No. 293, §1; Acts 2013, No. 95, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2015, No. 307, §§1, 3, eff. June 29, 2015; Acts 2015, No. 410, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; Acts 2018, No. 584, §1, eff. May 28, 2018.