St. Tammany Parish is governed
by the Police Jury, a 14-member body which enacts local ordinances
for the unincorporated areas of the parish. Each juror is elected
for a term of four years from one of 14 districts.
The Police Jury appoints directors to many parish departments,
such as the Hospital Board, the Airport Authority, the Library Board,
and the Registrar of Voters. The Fire Protection Districts, Road
Districts, and the Drainage Districts are also under the jurisdiction
of the Police Jury.
The St. Tammany Parish Police Jury was established as one of the
19 original local governing bodies by the Legislative Charter of
The geographic area called a parish is similar to a county except
that it has true separation of authority. The sheriff, tax assessor,
coroner, and clerk of court are separately elected and have independent
Voters in St. Tammany Parish vote according to Wards and Precincts.
Newcomers must register at least 24 days before an election. Registering
and voting requires valid identification showing a person's address,
and one must be 18 years old to vote. A naturalized citizen must
present naturalization papers.
Chamber of Commerce
The St. Tammany Parish Registrar of Voters:
520 Old Spanish Trail
311 N. New Hampshire