Bridget Hanna, Clerk of Court, has announced that her office will be conducting schools to certify new election commissioners and also to re-certify all election commissioners whose certification expired on June 30, 2016. All current commissioners-in-charge must also attend. The Gonzales sessions will be held at the Courthouse, 828 S. Irma Blvd., on Tuesday, July 26h at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Donaldsonville sessions will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse in Donaldsonville. Attendance is required at one session only.

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

Any qualified voter who is not marked for assistance in voting in the precinct register, who does not require the use of the audio ballot 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’s school.

Any questions regarding election commissioner’s school may be directed to the Clerk of Court’s Election Department at (225) 473-9866 or (225) 621-8400, extension 7 or visit their website at AscensionClerk.com.