Qualifying underway for October 2 election - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Qualifying underway for October 2 election

By Theresa Schmidt - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA. (KPLC) - October 2nd will be a big election in Louisiana and qualifying is now underway.

U.S. Senator David Vitter is up for re-election and is in a hotly contested race against challenger Congressman Charlie Melancon--

7th District Congressman Charles Boustany is also up for re-election, along with public service commissioner and court of appeal.

Qualifying for certain local races got underway at 8:30 this morning at the Calcasieu Clerk of Court's office. School board members and officials in some cities and towns are on the ballot. Dequincy, Westlake and Iowa decide on mayor and city council members, along with police chief in Westlake and Iowa.

Qualifying is 8:30 to 4:30 today and tomorrow and until five on Friday.

Calcasieu Clerk of Court Lynn Jones says voters will want to start becoming familiar with the candidates and the issues.

Now is also a good time to make sure your voter registration is up to date.

There's also a closed party primary on the ballot August 28th and those who plan to vote in that must have registered thirty days before the election.

For more on the candidates and qualifying click here.

To see a list of who has qualified so far for elections in Calcasieu Parish, click here.

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