YOUR VOTE: Louisiana
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- Post received by October 5, 2020;
- In-person request by October 5, 2020; and
- Online by October 14, 2020.
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- Louisiana is not allowing mail-in voting due to COVID-19.
- If you're eligible, request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 30, 2020.
- An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Louisiana.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Click here to find contact information for your Registrar of Voters.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- Technically no. Although masks are "strongly recommended" at the polls, they aren't required.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
Louisiana is not allowing mail-voting due to COVID-19. However, some people are eligible for absentee votingbased on age, disability, or other considerations:
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
- Here are COVID-19 Absentee Voter Registration Instructions.
Out of town or serving abroad?
- Here's how to get an absentee ballot.
- Absentee Ballot Application: Request via Louisiana Voter Portal | Fill-in Form
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- Louisiana requires photo identification in order to vote.
- Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Contact your Registrar of Voters for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- If you're unable to provide ID, you may still cast your vote by signature on a voter affidavit.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The Louisiana Elections Division:
- The Louisiana Elections Division can be reached via any of the telephone numbers on this page.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Louisianans!
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