Louisiana signature requirements

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This page details Louisiana signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Major party candidates must pay a $600.00 filing fee.[1] They must also pay a $300.00 State Central Committee fee. In lieu of fees, a nominating petition with 5,000 signatures will be accepted. No less than 500 signatures must be collected from each of the state's congressional districts.[1]

Third party candidates must pay the $600.00 filing fee, but are exempt from the State Central Committee fee.[1] In lieu of fees, a nominating petition with 5,000 signatures will be accepted. No less than 500 signatures must be collected from each of the state's congressional districts.[1]

U.S. House

Major party candidates must pay a $600.00 filing fee.[1] They must also pay a $300.00 State Central Committee fee. In lieu of fees, a nominating petition with 1,000 signatures will be accepted.[1]

Third party candidates must pay the $600.00 filing fee, but are exempt from the State Central Committee fee.[1] In lieu of fees, a nominating petition with 1,000 signatures will be accepted.[1]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Partisan candidates had to file with the Secretary of State by August 17, 2012 at 5 p.m.[2]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Major party candidates must pay a $600.00 filing fee.[1] They must also pay a $300.00 State Central Committee fee. In lieu of fees, a nominating petition with 5,000 signatures will be accepted. No less than 500 signatures must be collected from each of the state's congressional districts.[1]

Third party candidates must pay the $600.00 filing fee, but are exempt from the State Central Committee fee.[1] In lieu of fees, a nominating petition with 5,000 signatures will be accepted. No less than 500 signatures must be collected from each of the state's congressional districts.[1]

State legislature

State Senate

Major party candidates for State Senate must pay a $300.00 filing fee.[1] They must also pay a $150.00 State Central Committee fee and a $150.00 Parish Executive Committee fee if accessed by the Parish committee. However, candidates may submit a 500 signature nominating petition in lieu of the filing fees.[1]

Third party candidates for State Senate must pay the $300.00 filing fee.[1] They are exempt from the State Central Committee fee and Parish Executive Committee fee, but have the option of submitting a 500 signature nominating petition in lieu of the filing fees.[1]

State House

Major party candidates for State House must pay a $225.00 filing fee.[1] They must also pay a $112.50 State Central Committee fee and a $112.50 Parish Executive Committee fee if accessed by the Parish committee. However, candidates may submit a 400 signature nominating petition.[1]

Third party candidates for State House must pay the $225.00 filing fee.[1] They are exempt from the State Central Committee fee and Parish Executive Committee fee, but have the option of submitting a 400 signature nominating petition in lieu of the filing fees.[1]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

Partisan candidates running in the primary election on November 6, 2012 had to file prior to the deadline of August 17, 2012. [3]

Ballot measures

Louisiana
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Louisiana ballot measures come in only one variety. That is:

See also

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