Voting In Louisiana

PRIMARY ELECTION
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. Voters registering on paper MUST provide a Louisiana Driver's License or State ID number OR the last four digits of your social security number. If the voter does NOT have a social security number, they must attach either one or more documents to prove their identity, residence, and date of birth. Documents may be: a) a copy of current and valid photo identification and/or b) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.

Online Registration?

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

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their Registrar of Voters. Click HERE for more information and for locations to register in person.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Louisiana voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

YES. Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) clerks input voters’ vocal responses electronically and collect signatures on an electronic pad. Voter registration information is automatically transferred to election officials every 30 minutes.

Pre-Register Youth?

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.

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who move to a new parish after registering to vote will remain registered to vote in their OLD parish for three months prior to an election. Voters MUST register in their new parish. If voters do not verify their address and do not vote in two federal general elections, they may be canceled.

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.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Louisiana should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Louisiana.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Louisiana.

Felon Voting Rights

Ex-felons can apply to have their rights restored after completing their sentence, probation, and parole. Ex-felons must appear in person at a Registrar of Voters Office, complete a voter registration application and provide documentation to prove that that they have completed their probation and/or parole. If you are disabled and homebound, you may submit your application and documentation by mail, facsimile, commercial carrier or hand delivery.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

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.