Becoming A Commissioner

The Clerk of Court’s Office is responsible for the Commissioners that work the polling precincts.  In order to become certified as an election commissioner, you must meet all qualification criteria, attend a school conducted by the Clerk of Court, and successfully complete a written exam.


  • You must be a registered voter of Washington Parish.
  • You must be able to vote without assistance.
  • You must not be a candidate of the election.
  • You must not have been convicted of any election offense.

Commissioner School:

A new Commissioner school is held twice a year by the Clerk’s office.  Commissioner in Charge school is held once a year in late November.  At the end of four year term of Clerk of Court, everyone must be re-certified.


Payment for a Commissioner in Charge is $250 per election.

Payment for a Commissioner is $200 per election.

For any additional information:

You may contact Denise Johnson, Michelle Watson, or Daphne Phelps at (985) 839-4663.