Louisiana Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Louisiana is: Postmarked 30 days before the election.

To qualify to register you must: 

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 17 years old but must be 18 years old prior to next election to vote
  • Not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony
  • Not be under a judgement of full interdiction for mental incompetence or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights
  • Reside in the state and parish in which you seek to register

Register to vote now!

To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Louisiana?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes


Voters who want to vote early may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters office or at designated locations in the parish, beginning 14 days before the election, and ending 7 days before the election. The registrars of voters will open their offices from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each day of early voting. Please find the locations in your parish here.  

Note: When you go to cast your vote early, you will be asked to identify yourself with either a photo ID or signature on a voter affidavit. You may use a driver's license, a Louisiana Special ID or some other generally recognized picture ID that has your name and signature.

In Louisiana you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas citizen. There are 12 reasons to vote by mail.  Click here to find out if you are eligible, as well as to apply online to vote by mail or print an application to vote by mail.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, you will need to present an ID. The following are acceptable: 

  • a driver's license;
  • a Louisiana Special ID; or
  • some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature. 

You may get a free Louisiana Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter registration information card.  If you have misplaced your voter registration information card, contact your registrar of voters for a new one.

Voters who have no picture ID may bring a utility bill, payroll check or government document that includes their name and address. The voter will have to sign an affidavit furnished by the Elections Division in order to vote.  

Should any problems or questions arise, the principal office of the registrar of voters in each parish will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on election day.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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