Becoming an Election Commissioner

The pay for an election commissioner is $200 per day. The pay for a commissioner in charge is $250 per day. The day begins at approximately 6:30 a.m. (5:30 for Tuesday elections) and ends with the completion of poll closing duties after 8:00 p.m.

Our commissioners are a diverse and talented group, sharing civic pride and love of community. Our precincts in Beauregard Parish are known for their effective operations, and we are fortunate to have a top team of election commissioners in our community to ensure that each and every voice has the opportunity to be heard.

Who Is Eligible To Become an Election Commissioner

Election commissioners must meet the following requirements:

-Must be a registered qualified voter in East Baton Rouge Parish.

  • -Must be able to perform all the essential duties listed in the Secretary of State’s Informational Pamphlet.

-Must not have been convicted of an election offense.

Commissioners in charge must meet the above requirements, plus must successfully complete a special commissioner in charge course and have served as an election commissioner in at least two elections during the previous four year period.

How to Become an Election Commissioner

All interested parties are encouraged to contact the Clerk of Courts Office for information on becoming an Election Commissioner. The staff will schedule you to attend a commissioners school, at the end of which you be given a written exam.

Upon passing the examination, you are certified as a commissioner and eligible to work in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The Parish Board of Election Supervisors is responsible for drawing commissioners for all elections. Commissioners in charge are selected for a period of one calendar year. Commissioners and commissioners in charge must be recertified the year of the new term for the Clerk of Court.

For more information, please call our Elections Department at (337) 463-8595.

The Clerk of Court staff are trained professionals; however, they are prohibited from giving any legal advice. Information regarding legal procedures may be obtained in any law library or by contacting an area attorney.

P. O. Box 100
DeRidder, Louisiana 70634
(337) 463-8595 - Phone
(337) 462-3916 - Fax
(337) 202-7834 - Criminal Records Fax