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
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
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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