Upcoming Elections in Louisiana

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-8:00 PM

Election day voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Saturday elections and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Tuesday elections. Don't forget to bring your picture ID to the polls!

Should any problems or questions arise, the principal office of the registrar of voters in each parish will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all Saturday elections and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all Tuesday elections.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use voterportal.sos.la.gov to Find Voter, Address, or Parish Specific Information. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - Open Primary/Presidential/Congressional Election`
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Register By Mail October 11,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote October 11,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Starts October 25,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early Voting Ends November 1,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar(other than Military and Overseas) November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot(other than Military and Overseas) November 7,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Ballot Return by 8 pm November 8,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote October 18,2017
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Begins November 4,2017
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early Voting Ends November 11,2017
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar November 14,2017
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot November 17,2017
December 10,2016 - Open General/ Congressional Election`
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote November 9,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Starts November 26,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early Voting Ends December 3,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar(other than Military and Overseas) December 6,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot(other than Military and Overseas) December 9,2016
March 25,2017 - Municipal Primary Election`
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote February 22,2017
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Begins March 11,2017
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early Voting Ends March 18,2017
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar March 21,2017
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot March 24,2017
April 29,2017 - Municipal General Election`
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote March 29,2017
Voter Registration Begins: Early Voting Begins April 15,2017
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Begins April 15,2017
Voter Registration Ends: Early Voting Ends April 22,2017
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early Voting Ends April 22,2017
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar April 25,2017
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot April 28,2017
October 14,2017 - Open Primary/Orleans Municipal Parochial Primary`
Voter Registration Ends: Last Day to Register to Vote September 13,2017
Early Voting/Absentee Voting By Mail begins : Early Voting Begins September 30,2017
Early Voting/Absentee Voting By Mail Ends : Early Voting Ends October 7,2017
Early Voting/Absentee Voting By Mail Ends : Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar October 10,2017
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot October 13,2017
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Baton Rouge Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Melvin L. 'Kip' Holden - Population(229,493)
  • New Iberia Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Hilda Daigre Curry - Population(30,617)
  • Simmesport Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Eric John Rusk - Population(2,239)
November 8, 2016
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Time Off For Voting:

No specific law requiring time off to vote.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

The polls open at 7 a.m. for Saturday elections and close at 8 p.m. The polls open at 6 a.m. for Tuesday elections and close at 8 p.m. Voters in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, be sure to take one of the following:

  • voting on a machine;
  • emergency paper ballot if the only voting machine in the precinct fails; or
  • provisional paper ballot (federal election only) if you certify that you are eligible to vote in the election and your name does not appear on the precinct register.

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Louisiana does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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