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STATE OF LOUISIANA EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
PROCLAMATION NO. 149 BJ 2012 SPECIAL ELECTION - ALDERMAN - PARISH OF LINCOLN
WHEREAS, a vacancy exists in the office of Alderman, Village of Choudrant, Parish of Lincoln, due to the resignation of the John W. Croswell, Jr., effective October 29, 2012; and
WHEREAS, R.S. 18:602 mandates that the Governor shall call a special election to fill the vacancy in an office, where the unexpired term exceeds one (1) year, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 18:602(E)(2)(a) and/or the dates for elections set forth in R.S. 18:402;
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and the 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 Village of Choudrant, Parish of Lincoln, for the purpose of electing an alderman to fill the vacancy in the office.
SECTION 2: Any qualified person desiring to become a candidate 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 Wednesday, February 13, 2013, and ending at 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 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 primary election shall be held Saturday, April 6, 2013, and the general election shall be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the times and places and in the manner, prescribed by law.
SECTION 5: The Secretary of State, Commissioner of Elections, Parish Board of Supervisors, Clerk of Court, Registrar of Voters, and all other persons charged with any power, function, right, duty or responsibility in conducting elections in the jurisdiction of the Village of Choudrant, Parish of Lincoln, are hereby authorized, requested, directed and empowered to exercise every lawful function and to do every act necessary to conduct the special elections, to cause the returns to be made, to canvass and promulgate the results, and to perform all related and incidental functions.
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 19th day of December, 2012.
/s/ Bobby Jindal
GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA
ATTEST BY THE GOVERNOR
/s/ Tom Schedler
SECRETARY OF STATE
1td: January 6, 2013

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