Voting In Louisiana
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day
In Person: Thirty (30) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Registrar of Voters

Online Registration

Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. To register online voters must have a valid Louisiana Driver's License or non-driver State ID.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
11:59p, twenty (20) days before Election Day

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Louisiana residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.

Can you pre-register?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may choose to pre-register and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

NOTE: They MUST register in person at a Registrar of Voters Office or Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.

Have you moved?

For registered voters who have moved within the state of South Carolina but have not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME Parish, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote at the polling place associated with your old address.

Moved to a NEW Parish within 3 Months
Voters can vote at the polling place associated with your old address.

Moved to a NEW Parish more than 3 Months
Voters must update their voter registration before the registration deadline or they may not be eligible to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. Voters MUST provide one of the following: Louisiana Driver's License; a Louisiana Special ID; or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature. If you do not have a driver's license, Louisiana Special ID or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature, you may still cast your vote by signature on a voter affidavit.

You may get a free Louisiana Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card. If you have misplaced your voter information card, contact your Registrar of Voters for a new one or print your own by logging into the Louisiana Voter Portal.

Absentee Voting?

Vote-by-Mail has replaced Absentee Voting. Please see VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters are permitted to Vote-by-Mail. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their Registrar of Voters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received no later than 4:30pm on the 4th day before Election Day. If the applicant is hospitalized it may be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in Louisiana.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person at their parish Registrar of Voters Office or at designated locations in the parish. Check HERE for more info.

In-Person Early Voting begins fourteen (14) days before Election Day and ends seven (7) days before Election Day.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Louisiana, or students who already live in Louisiana but attend college in another part of the state can visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • whichever of these two things happens sooner:
    • completing their parole and/or probation, OR
    • five (5) years have passed since they were incarcerated

NOTE: Voters convicted of violating the Louisiana Election Code must complete their term of parole and/or probation before their right to vote will be restored regardless of how many years have passed since they were incarcerated.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can check out the Official State Website.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.