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Aug 08, 2013
Governor Jindal Issues Executive Order Regarding Special Election in Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District

EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR SPECIAL ELECTION

WHEREAS,                a vacancy exists in the office of United States House of Representatives, Fifth Congressional District, due to the resignation of the Honorable Rodney Alexander; and

WHEREAS,                R.S. 18:1279 mandates that the governor shall call a special election to fill the vacancy in an office for the unexpired term in accordance with the provisions of the Louisiana Election Code, R.S. 18:1, et seq. (see R.S. 18:1271).

NOW THEREFORE I, Bobby Jindal, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1:               A special primary and a special general election shall be held throughout the jurisdiction of the Fifth Congressional District, for the purpose of electing a United States Representative to fill a vacancy in the office. 

SECTION 2:               Any qualified person desiring to become a candidate for said office shall file a notice of candidacy, accompanied either by a qualifying fee or a nominating petition, as required or authorized by law, with the appropriate election official in the manner and form, and under the procedures and conditions, provided by R.S. 18:461, et seq., and all other applicable provisions of the Louisiana Election Code, R.S. 18:1, et seq., during the period commencing Monday, August 19, 2013, and ending at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

SECTION 3:               The special election shall be held and conducted under the applicable provisions of the Louisiana Election Code, R.S. 18:1, et seq. 

SECTION 4:               The special primary election shall be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013, and the special general election shall be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the times and places, and in the manner, prescribed by law.

SECTION 5:               The secretary of state, commissioner of elections, parish boards of election supervisors, clerks of court, registrars of voters, and all other persons charged with any power, function, right, duty or responsibility in conducting elections in the jurisdiction of the Fifth Congressional District, are hereby authorized, requested, directed and empowered to exercise every lawful function and to do every act necessary to conduct said special elections, to cause the returns thereof to be made, to canvass and promulgate the results thereof, and to perform all related and incidental functions thereto.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 8th day of August, 2013.

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GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR

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SECRETARY OF STATE


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