On Dec. 12 and 15, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Calvin T. Bowden, of Denham Springs, was appointed to the Louisiana State Polygraph Board. Bowden is a licensed polygraph examiner and a detective with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The Louisiana State Polygraph Board issues polygraph examiners licenses and monitors the continuing education of polygraph examiners in Louisiana, a news release said.

Wilkie J. “Jo” Travis, of Kentwood, was appointed to the St. Helena Parish Board of Election Supervisors. Travis is a retired dairy owner.

The purpose of the board in each parish is to oversee and supervise all elections within the parish to ensure the safety and accuracy of the democratic process. The board oversees the preparation and conducting of each election in the parish. Each parish’s board is composed of the parish’s registrar of voters, the parish’s clerk of court, the chairman of the parish executive committee of each recognized political party, and one member appointed by the governor.

Paula H. Green, of Holden, was reappointed to the Livingston Parish Board of Election Supervisors. Green is a retired educator and principal.

The Board of Election Supervisors oversees and supervises elections within the parish to ensure the safety and accuracy of the democratic process. The Board of Election Supervisors oversees the preparation and conducting of each election in the parish. Each parish’s board is composed of the parish’s registrar of voters, the parish’s clerk of court, the chairman of the parish executive committee of each recognized political party, and one member appointed by the governor.