Sign-up period for Nov. 6 election runs this week

Aug 14, 2012

It's decision-time for anyone still on the fence about jumping into a race for Louisiana's Nov. 6 election.

Candidates must file paperwork this week if they want to run for office. Qualifying starts Wednesday morning and runs through Friday at 5 p.m.

Top of the ballot around the state will be Louisiana's six U.S. House seats, including one race between two Republican incumbents — Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry — who were forced into the same district when the state lost a congressional seat because of population adjustments.

Also getting attention are two positions on the Louisiana Supreme Court, including a hotly-contested seat in the Baton Rouge area that is vacant because the chief justice is retiring, and a post on the state's utility regulatory agency representing south central Louisiana.