Online Voting

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Voting closes at 5:00 pm, April 5

In 2023, state employees will have an opportunity to elect from amongst its ranks the employee member who will serve on the Civil Service Commission. The official call for the election was issued on January 2, 2023. To be eligible to vote in the election, employees must be a classified employee with permanent status gained on or before December 3, 2022.

Runoff Voting is open.
Click here to vote online

Voting closes at 5:00 pm, April 5

State Civil Service Commission

The State Civil Service Commission is a seven-member body that has final authority over the administration of the State Civil Service system. The Commission serves as an impartial review board that enacts and adjudicates State Civil Service Rules to regulate state personnel activities, and hears appeals from state employees and agencies. Commission meetings and hearings are held monthly and are open to the public.

Each member serves a six-year term. When choosing an appointed member, the Governor must select from a list of three people nominated by the president of one of the state's major private universities. Six of the Commission members are appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate; the seventh is an employee representative elected by fellow state employees.

Qualified Candidates - Runoff Election

The primary election for the classified member of the State Civil Service Commission was concluded on March 1, 2023. The election was conducted in accordance with the provisions of Louisiana Revised Statutes 42:1351 et seq. and the administrative rules contained in LAC 40: XXVII. §101.

No candidate received at least thirty-five percent of the total votes cast in the election, therefore, a runoff election is necessary.

The candidates receiving the two highest numbers of votes are:

Candidate Name

Employing Department/Agency

Tanisha S. Matthews Department of Corrections
Codi Neyland Department of Transportation and Development

Voting Information for State Employees

Per Revised Statute 42:1354, classified state employees with Human Resources (HR) system records on file with State Civil Service which indicate permanent status gained on or before December 3, 2022 will be eligible to vote in this election.

In accordance with the governing provisions of the LA Administrative Code 40:XXVII.101, ballots and information related to the election will be transmitted to qualified classified employee voters via their official state email address rather than via U.S. Mail. Employees who are not assigned or do not have access to email and employees who choose to opt out of receiving this information via email will receive their ballot and instructions via U.S. Mail.

Employees with valid official state email addresses were provided the opportunity to opt out of receiving their election information and ballots by email. The opt out deadline was December 9, 2022.

For more voting information, see General Circular 2022-051.