Louisiana

42% of 18-29 year olds voted in Louisiana in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 5, 2020 if you register in-person or by mail or October 14, 2020 if you register online in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Louisiana registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of a Louisiana parish, be at least 17 years old, not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony, and not be under a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence.

  • You may register to vote at 16 years old if you are registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.
  • College students do have a choice of whether they want to vote in Louisiana or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Louisiana for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is October 5, 2020 if you register in-person or by mail or October 14, 2020 if you choose to register online.

 

Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of registering to vote in Louisiana: online registration, mailing in a printable application, or in-person registration.

  • Further voter registration information for Louisiana can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 election.

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Louisiana offers early voting for all voters and absentee by-mail voting for specific groups of eligible voters. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In Louisiana, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to access Louisiana’s online absentee voting application and here for Louisiana’s printable general absentee voting application.

  • The deadline for military personnel and/or their dependents, U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S., or voters that are hospitalized to apply for an absentee ballot is 4:30pm CST on the day before Election Day. The deadline for all other applicants is 4:30pm CST on the 4th day before Election Day.
  • Absentee ballots for military personnel and/or their dependents, U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S., or voters that are hospitalized must be must be received by the parish Registrar of Voters by 8pm CST on Election Day. Absentee ballots for all other voters must be received by the parish Registrar of Voters by 4:30 pm on the day before Election Day.
  • Further absentee voting information for Louisiana is listed here.

Early Voting

Louisiana offers early voting.

  • Early voting will take place from October 20, 2020 to October 27, 2020 (excluding Sunday, October 25, 2020) from 8:30am to 6pm.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 6am-8pm.

  • At the polls, you must present an acceptable form of photo ID in order to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, Louisiana special ID, LA Wallet digital driver’s license, U.S. military identification card that contains your name and picture, or some other generally recognized photo ID that contains your name and signature.
  • Further Lousiana voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 election.

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