Debbie Tebbetts named temporary Registrar of Voters

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 Parish President Rick Nowlin announced Debbie Tebbetts, Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters, will serve as temporary Registrar of Voters and will perform the duties of the registrar effective Jan. 1, until the new registrar is appointed, as provided in Louisiana Revised Statute 18:51.  

This action is due to the retirement of Debbie Waskom Dec. 31. 

As temporary registrar, Tebbetts will have the authority to register voters in accordance with law. 

 

 

CHAPTER 3. REGISTRARS OF VOTERS

§51.

C.(1) A vacancy for any cause in the office of registrar shall be filled by the parish governing authority within thirty days after the date on which the vacancy occurs. Until the appointment is made, the chief deputy shall perform the duties of the registrar in a parish having a chief deputy. If there is no chief deputy, within forty-eight hours after the office becomes vacant, the parish governing authority shall appoint a person temporarily to perform the duties of the registrar until the parish governing authority fills the vacancy as herein provided. However, if the parish governing authority neither fills the vacancy nor, in a parish having no chief deputy, designates a person temporarily to perform the duties of registrar within forty-eight hours after the office becomes vacant, the State Board of Election Supervisors shall appoint a person to perform the duties until the parish governing authority fills the vacancy. A person appointed temporarily to perform the duties of registrar shall have authority to register voters in accordance with law.