Polling Place Hours
Tuesday, November 4th: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 6th: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Early Voting is January 18 to January 24 for the February 1, 2014 municipal primary election from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except Sunday).
Early Voting is March 1 to March 8 for the March 15, 2014 municipal general election is from 8:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (except Sunday).
Early Voting is October 21 to October 28 for the November 4, 2014 congressional general election from 8:30a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except Sunday)
2014 Primary Election: October 5, 2014
2014 General Election: November 5, 2014
You must register at least 30 days before an election.
To register to vote in person at a parish registrar of voters office, you must submit proper proof of your age, your residency, and your identity.
Acceptable forms of identification include:
How to Check Registration
If You Want to Vote Early
All registered voters in Louisiana may vote early.
Nov. 2-9, 2012 is the early voting period for the Nov. 16, 2013 (except Sunday). The registrars of voters will open their offices from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each day of early voting.
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.
Where may you vote early?
For additional sites designated by certain parish registrars please visit the Louisiana Secretary of State's Early Voting webpage.
If You Want to Vote Absentee
In Louisiana you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas citizen.
Who may vote absentee?
Timeline to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
Deadlines for returning your voted ballots
To vote, you must present a valid photo ID to your precinct official. Acceptable photo IDs include
If you do not have a photo ID, you may still vote if you (1) sign an affidavit, and (2) present to the polling official one of the following:
If you have moved within the same PRECINCT (and parish) and have not updated your address for voter registration purposes, you should vote at the polling place of the last address on file with the registrar of voters. However, when you vote, you must fill out an address confirmation card affirming the new address within the precinct.
If you have moved to a different precinct within the same PARISH and have not updated your address for voter registration purposes, you should vote at the polling place of your last address on file with the registrar of voters. However, when you vote, you must fill out an address confirmation card affirming the new address within the precinct.
If you have moved OUTSIDE your parish, you are no longer eligible to remain registered in that parish. You must register in your new parish, and you must do so before the registration deadline.
Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), also known as Standard Form 76, to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot. Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) Louisiana-specific FPCA page.
Military and overseas citizens can send and receive voting materials by fax and email. If you wish to use the fax or email options, you must indicate this on your FPCA. Instructions for doing so are found on the FVAP's Louisiana-specific FPCA page.
Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if they are concerned with receiving their printed ballot and returning it by the 7:00 p.m., Election Day deadline. The FWAB is a blank ballot on which voters write-in their choices. The FWAB may also be used to register to vote and to apply for the absentee ballot, all in one step. If the FWAB is being used to register to vote, it must be received by the voter registration deadline. For specific instructions, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Louisiana-specific FWAB page.
You must submit documentation to the registrar of voters in your parish showing that you are no longer under an order of imprisonment or that you have been pardoned. You must submit the documentation in person or you may submit by mail if you qualify under the physically handicapped program, by showing proof of your disability.
Proof of disability includes:
For more information, visit the Secretary of State website
For more information for voters with mental disabilities, visit The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and National Disability Rights Network’s document: “Voting Rights Guide for People with Mental Disabilities”
For more information for student voters, visit the Louisiana Student Voting Guide from the Brennan Center for Justice.
Information provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
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