Arthur A. Morrell

Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal District Court

Chief Elections Officer

Upcoming Election Dates

October 24, 2015

November 21, 2015

Anicia Cheri-Charity      Elections Coordinator               (504) 658-9004

Betsy Stoner                 Elections Coordinator               (504) 658-8370


Poll Commissioner Training Classes
In order to serve as an election commissioner you must attend a training class. Below is a schedule of dates:

                                                                      August, 2015


Anyone interested in becoming a commissioner can attend a General Course of Instruction. Applicants must pre-register by calling 504-658-8370.


  1. You must be an Orleans Parish registered voter not marked by the Registrar as entitled to assistance in voting
  2. You must not be a candidate for election
  3. You must not be an immediate family member of a candidate serving in a precinct where that candidate's name appears on the ballot
  4. You must not have been convicted of an election offense enumerated in Chapter 10, Title 18
  5. You must not be a law enforcement officer
  6. You may be at least 17 years of age, enrolled in the 12th Grade and will attain the age of 18 and be eligible for voter registration before the next election.

Poll Commissioner Information

Jeanine Aubry               Elections Supervisor                 (504) 658-9172


Arthur Morrell, Clerk of Criminal District of Orleans Parish is the chief election officer of the parish. Also, the clerk is the ex officio (custodian) of voting machines. In addition to other duties vested in him by law, the clerk:

  • Qualifies candidates for Municipal elections.
  • Provides instruction of election commissioners and issuance of certificates of instruction.

  • Notifies candidates in each election of the date and time when they may examine the voting machines.

  • Certify public counters are set at zero on the machines, and certify to the number on the protective counter of the machines prior to an election.

  • Supervise and have custody of the machines from the time they taken from the warehouse for distribution to the polling places until the machines are turned over to the election commissioners and from the time the machines are surrendered by the election commissioners until they are returned to the Secretary of State at the warehouse.
  • Notify candidates of the date, time and place of the opening of machines and supervise the opening of machines