State of Louisiana Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Louisiana Presidential Preference Primary Election held on Sat Jul 11, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Post received by Wed Jun 10, 2020
  • In-Person Request by Wed Jun 10, 2020
  • Online by Sat Jun 20, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue Jul 7, 2020 4:30pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:30pm CDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:30am CDT - Sat Jul 4, 2020 6:00pm CDT

Louisiana Open Congressional General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Post received by Wed Nov 4, 2020
  • In-Person Request by Wed Nov 4, 2020
  • Online by Sat Nov 14, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue Dec 1, 2020 4:30pm CST

Absentee Ballot Return

Fri Dec 4, 2020 4:30pm CST

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:30am CST - Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:00pm CST

Louisiana Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Post received by Mon Oct 5, 2020
  • In-Person Request by Mon Oct 5, 2020
  • Online by Wed Oct 14, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:30pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Mon Nov 2, 2020 4:30pm CST

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:30am CDT - Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:00pm CDT

Local Elections

Louisiana Municipal General Election held on Sat Jul 25, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Post received by Wed Jul 15, 2020
  • In-Person Request by Wed Jul 15, 2020
  • Online by Sat Jul 25, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:30pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:30pm CDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Sat Aug 1, 2020 8:30am CDT - Sat Aug 8, 2020 6:00pm CDT

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your Registrar of Voters office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Voters may vote early in person at their parish Registrar of Voters office or at designated locations in the parish from 14 days to 7 days prior to any scheduled election, excluding Sundays.

Absentee Voting

You may receive an absentee ballot by mail if:

  • You are a student, instructor, or professor located and living outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof
  • You are a minister, priest, rabbi, or other member of the clergy assigned outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof
  • You are or expect to be temporarily outside the territorial limits of the state or absent from your parish of registration during the early voting period and on Election Day
  • You moved your residence to another parish more than 100 miles from the parish seat of your former residence after the voter registration books closed
  • You are involuntarily confined in an institution for mental treatment outside your parish of registration and you are not interdicted and not judicially declared incompetent
  • You expect to be hospitalized on Election Day and did not have knowledge until after the time for early voting had expired; or you were hospitalized during the time for early voting and you expect to be hospitalized on Election day; or you were either hospitalized or restricted to bed by your physician during early voting and on Election Day
  • You expect to be out of your precinct of registration and upon the waters of the state both during the early voting period and on Election Day because of your employment or occupation
  • You are incarcerated in an institution inside or outside of your parish of registration and you are not under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony
  • You are a program participant in the Department of State's Address Confidentiality Program
  • You will be sequestered on the day of the election.

Additionally, if you are 65 years of age or older or are disabled, you may enroll in the Senior Citizen or Disability Program through your parish registrar of voters and will automatically and permanently receive a ballot by mail for all elections.

You are eligible to vote in Louisiana if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Reside in Louisiana and the parish in which you want to vote

You are NOT eligible to vote in Louisiana if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights
  • You are under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony

You may preregister to vote in Louisiana

  • at the age 17 (16 if registering in person at the registrar of voters or at the office of motor vehicles)

Student Voter

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Louisiana you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Louisiana Driver's License Number
  • Special ID Card Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Current Utility Bill

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Louisiana, you are required to show ID to vote; or, if you do not have an accepted ID you may instead sign an affidavit. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Valid Louisiana Driver's License
  • Louisiana Special ID Card
  • Other generally recognized picture identification card that contains the name and signature of voter

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -

Overseas & Military Voters

Federal and State Elections

Louisiana Presidential Preference Primary Election held on Sat Jul 11, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:30pm
  • Fax by Wed Jun 10, 2020
  • Online by Sat Jun 20, 2020
  • Postmarked by Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:30pm
  • Fax by Wed Jun 10, 2020
  • Online by Sat Jun 20, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Jul 10, 2020 Received by Fri Jul 10, 2020

Ballot Return

Received by Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:00pm CDT Received by Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:00pm CDT

Louisiana Open Congressional General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Fax by Sat Nov 14, 2020
  • Online by Wed Dec 2, 2020
  • Postmarked by Sat Dec 5, 2020 4:30pm
  • Fax by Sat Nov 14, 2020
  • Online by Wed Dec 2, 2020
  • Postmarked by Sat Dec 5, 2020 4:30pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Dec 4, 2020 8:00pm Received by Fri Dec 4, 2020 8:00pm

Ballot Return

Received by Sat Dec 5, 2020 Received by Sat Dec 5, 2020

Louisiana Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Fax by Tue Oct 13, 2020
  • Online by Sat Oct 31, 2020
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 4:30pm
  • Fax by Tue Oct 13, 2020
  • Online by Sat Oct 31, 2020
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020 4:30pm

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Nov 2, 2020 8:00pm Received by Mon Nov 2, 2020 8:00pm

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020

Local Elections

Louisiana Municipal General Election held on Sat Jul 25, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Online by Wed Jul 15, 2020
  • Postmarked by Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:30pm
  • Fax by Sat Jul 25, 2020
  • Online by Wed Jul 15, 2020
  • Postmarked by Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:30pm
  • Fax by Sat Jul 25, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:00pm Received by Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:00pm

Ballot Return

Received by Wed Jul 15, 2020 Received by Wed Jul 15, 2020

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

-

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Louisiana allows you to submit the FPCA by mail or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

-

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- -
Louisiana allows you to submit the FPCA by mail or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official.