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
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.
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.
In Louisiana, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas voter. There are specific reasons that qualify you 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.
How can I obtain an absentee ballot?
To request absentee ballots by mail, complete and return a Request for Absentee Ballot by Mail PDF form
indicating the reason you are not able to vote in person, either during early voting or on election day. Return the form to your parish Registrar of Voters
In 2009, Congress passed the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act to provide new procedures for absentee voting by the military and overseas citizens of our country. The Louisiana Legislature passed Act 624 (HB 1200, R.S. 2010) to implement the MOVE Act for Louisianaâs military and overseas voters. The law was amended by Act 195 (HB 524, R.S. 2011) to allow for greater flexibility for military and overseas voters to register to vote and cast a ballot.
You may register to vote or change your registration online. Or, print an application to register to vote and return it by mail or fax to your parish registrar of voters. Email a request for a registration application to the registrar of voters of the parish where you last resided prior to military service or going overseas. Return it by mail or fax it to your parish registrar of voters.
Louisiana statute requires you to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election. To check the status of your voter registration in Louisiana, log in to the Louisiana Voter Portal.
Timeline to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail:
Military Personnel: Anytime before 4:30 p.m. on the day before Election Day
U.S. Citizens residing outside the U.S.: Anytime before 4:30 p.m. on the day before Election Day
Hospitalization: By 4:30 p.m. on the day before Election Day
All others: 60 days prior to the election through 4:30 p.m. on the 4th day before Election Day
Deadlines for returning your Absentee ballots:
Military Personnel: By 8 p.m. on Election Day
U.S. Citizens residing outside the U.S.: By 8 p.m. on Election Day
Hospitalization: By 8 p.m. on Election Day
All others: By 4:30 p.m. on the day before Election Day
Who Can Vote Absentee Ballot?
SENIOR CITIZEN: You are 65 years of age or older;
DISABLED/HOMEBOUND/NURSING OR VETERANS' HOME;
HIGHER EDUCATION: You are a student, instructor, or professor located and living outside of your parish of registration,
or the spouse/dependent thereof. If a student and voting for the 1st time, you must include a copy of your student ID.
CLERGY: You are a minister, priest, rabbi, or other member of the clergy assigned outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof.
TEMPORARILY ABSENT: You are or expect to be temporarily outside the territorial limits of the state or absent
from your parish of registration during the early voting period and on election day;
MOVED OUT OF PARISH: You moved your residence to another parish more than 100 miles from the
parish seat of your former residence after the voter registration books closed. The books close 30 days prior to an election.
INVOLUNTARY CONFINEMENT: You are involuntarily confined in an institution for mental treatment outside
your parish of registration and you are not interdicted and not judicially declared incompetent.
HOSPITALIZED: You expect to be hospitalized on election day and you did not have knowledge until after the time for early voting had expired;
or you were hospitalized during the time for early voting and you expect to be hospitalized on election day;
or you were either hospitalized or restricted to bed by your physician during early voting and on election day.
OFFSHORE: You expect to be out of your precinct of registration and upon the waters of the state both during
the early voting period and on election day because of your employment or occupation.
INCARCERATED: You are incarcerated in an institution inside or outside of your parish of registration and you are not under an
order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony. You must attach a certification of the sheriff.
ACP: You are a program participant in the Department of State Address Confidentiality Program.
JUROR: You will be sequestered on the day of the election. You must attach a certified copy of the court order of sequestration.
Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters office or
at designated locations in the parish from 14 days to seven days prior to any scheduled election.
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. You may wish to contact your local Registrar of Voters office for specific locations, dates and times.
2014 Fall Congressional Elections: Nov. 4, 2014 Primary and Dec. 6, 2014 General
Oct. 21-28, 2014 is the early voting period for the Nov. 4, 2014 primary (except Sunday).
Nov. 22-29, 2014 is the early voting period for the Dec. 6, 2014 general (except Sunday).
Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Early voting takes place at the registrar of voters office in each parish and at designated locations in certain parishes.
If you are a full-time student in Louisiana, you may register to vote at either your school address or your home address within the state.In particular, if you are from out of state and have moved to Louisiana in order to attend school, Louisiana law explicitly gives you the right to register at your school address.
If you are from Louisiana but attend school in another parish in the state, you can choose to register either at your school address or your home address.
Like most states, Louisiana allows you to keep your voting residency even if you move out of the county or state to attend school.
Mover's Guide: Louisiana
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.
If you moved to Louisiana from another state, you must register to vote in Louisiana to be able to vote.
The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is thirty days before the election.
Displaced voters: If you were involuntarily displaced to a new parish or state due to a gubernatorially declared emergency, but want to remain registered to vote at your pre-emergency address, you may remain registered there if you have not changed your registration address or filed a homestead exemption on a different residence. You should provide a mailing address, if different from your pre-emergency residence address, to your registrar of voters to remain an active voter.
If you have multiple addresses, you must register to vote using your homestead exemption address; however, if you do not claim homestead exemption and reside at more than one place in the state with an intention to reside there indefinitely, you may register only at one of the places at which you reside. There is an exception in the law, however, for a person who resides in a nursing home or in a veterans' home. They may register and vote at the address where the nursing home or veterans' home is located, even though they have a homestead exemption on their residence.
If you have changed residence inside your parish after registering to vote, you should notify the registrar of voters office in your parish of any changes to your registration or make changes online.
If you have changed residence outside your parish after registering to vote, you are no longer eligible to remain registered in that parish. You must register in your new parish.
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