Time off for voting
No specific law requiring time off to vote.
2013 Events Calendar
|Last Day to Register to Vote||March 6,2013|
|Early Voting Begins||March 23,2013|
|Early Voting Ends||March 30,2013|
|Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar
(other than Military and Overseas)||April 2,2013|
|Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
(other than Military and Overseas)||April 5,2013|
|Municipal primary||April 6,2013|
|Open general election : Early Voting Begins||November 2,2013|
|Open general election : Early Voting Ends||November 9,2013|
|Open general election : Deadline to Request a
Mail Ballot from Registrar(other than Military and Overseas)||November 12,2013|
|Open general election : Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
(other than Military and Overseas)||November 15,2013|
|Open General Election||November 16,2013|
Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-8:00 PM
In order to vote in Lousiana, you need valid voter I.D.
- A REMINDER TO VOTERS --- TAKE PICTURE ID TO POLLS
When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, be sure to take one of the following:
- 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 but they
will have to sign an affidavit furnished by the Elections Division in order to vote.
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
Once you are registered in your parish, you will remain registered unless you move from this parish, lose your civil rights, or register to vote in another state. Voter registration is not transferable. You must register every time you move to a new parish in Louisiana,or to another state. You must have a valid Louisiana driver's license number or Louisiana special ID card and a residence address in Louisiana to register or make changes to your existing registration online. The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is thirty days before the election.
To register to vote in the State of , an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- 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 - Online
- Apply online to register to vote or make changes to
your registration by checking http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/955/Default.aspx
Register To Vote - In person
- Apply in person to register to vote at any Registrar of Voters office or any of the following sites;
- Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicle offices;
- Louisiana Department of Social Services offices and WIC offices, Food Stamp offices, and Medicaid offices;
- Offices serving persons with disabilities, such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living offices;
- Armed Forces Recruitment offices
Register To Vote - By mail
- Apply by mail by downloading the Louisiana Voter Registration Application form, completing it and returning it to your local Registrar of Voters office. Please note that the list of Registrar Offices is included on the form. You may also get the mailing address from this list of Registrar of Voters offices.
Notice to voters
- Faxed Voter Registration forms are not accepted. The Voter Registration form should be addressed and mailed or hand-delivered to the appropriate Registrar of Voters in the parish in which you are registering. DO NOT mail or otherwise send Voter Registration forms to the Secretary of State Elections Division office - deadlines requiring receipt in the registrar's office may be missed. You are to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election.
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