Candidates had their first chance to get their names on the ballot for spring elections starting Wednesday morning.
The qualification period for the March 28 election began at 8 a.m.
Candidates can sign up at their local clerk of court's office until Friday at 4:30 a.m.
Voters will head to the polls in more than a dozen parishes, including Ascension and Iberville.
Races include everything from town council positions to police chiefs.