by Sheila McCant, Public Information Officer
Louisiana's election season officially begins today. Qualifying for statewide offices, including Governor, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and all seats for the state House of Representatives and Senate runs today through Thursday. At the end of qualifying, candidates will have 43 days to campaign before the primary election of Saturday, October 20 with the run-off taking place Saturday, November 17.
Early voting, in person, (formerly absentee voting) begins October 8 and runs through October 13.
For more election information, including how to find out where you vote and which legislators are term limited and who is retiring, please visit the legislative Web site and click on "Election 2007."