Elections Department

The Elections Department is responsible, in conjunction with the Tangipahoa Parish Board of Election Supervisors, for the overseeing of every facet of public elections anywhere in the Parish of Tangipahoa. The Elections Department qualifies candidates for office in any local election while the Secretary of State in Baton Rouge qualifies candidates on a state level.

The department is responsible for conducting all training schools for Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge, sending all notices to the election Commissioners, Commissioners-in-Charge, voting machine key custodians, and building custodians where the precincts are located. These notices inform everybody associated with an election of the election date, hours, voting machine delivery and pickup and other vital information concerning the election. The department also deals with any problems that may arise on Election Day.

When the polls close and during the next few days after an election, the department is busy tabulating totals, checking voting machine counters against the election night print-outs and preparing payroll for the election.

The Parish Board of Election Supervisors, which the Clerk of Court chairs, meets before, during, and after an election. Before an election, the Board selects, at random, qualified Commissioners to staff each precinct. During an election, the Board convenes to count absentee ballots; and after an election, the Board meets once again to officially certify the election results before they are sent to the Secretary of State’s Office. The Board also meets once each year to select Commissioners-in-Charge for each precinct in the Parish. The Commissioners-in-Charge serve for the entire year.

For more information about our Elections Department call (985) 284-2650.

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Parish Board of Election Supervisors

Louisiana Revised Statute 18:423 establishes in each parish a Board of Election Supervisors. The parish board of election supervisors supervises the preparation for and the conduct of all elections held in the parish. All papers filed with the parish board of election supervisors must be filed with the president or the secretary of the board. The parish board of election supervisors shall maintain a permanent street address, which is filed with the secretary of state, the commissioner of elections, and the clerk of court.

In each parish, except Orleans Parish, the board of election supervisors is composed of the registrar of voters, the clerk of court, the chairman of the parish executive committee of each recognized political party (or his designee who shall be a member of the parish executive committee of the same recognized political party), and one member appointed by the governor. The clerk of court and the registrar of voters may each appoint a designee to serve in his place on the parish board of election supervisors when he is absent from any meetings of the board.  Each parish board of election supervisors elects one of its members as president of the board, and may elect a secretary and any other officers it deems necessary.

Parish Board of Election Supervisors
MEMBER (in alphabetical order) REPRESENTATIVE OF
Phyllis Harrison Governor’s Appointee
Andi Matheu Registrar of Voters
Joel Morgan Republican Party
Gary T. Stanga Clerk of Court
Vanessa Williams Democratic Party