Kermit Hart Bourque, Clerk of Court, announced this week that his office will be conducting schools to certify new election commissioners. Those election commissioners presently certified do not have to attend this course of instruction. The Gonzales sessions will be held at the Courthouse Annex, Bldg. 2, 828 So. Irma Blvd., on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 6 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013, at 6 p.m., and Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 6 p.m. The Donaldsonville session will be held at the Courthouse, 300 Houmas Street, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Attendance is required at one session only.

A certified commissioner who serves on Election Day will receive $200.

Any qualified voter who is not entitled to assistance in voting and is not a candidate in the election may be selected as a commissioner provided that he or she has been certified through successful attendance at commissioner school.

Any questions regarding election commissioner school may be directed to the Clerk of Court's Election Department at 473-9866 or 621-8400, extension 7.