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Quick facts -- Louisiana Voting
  • Same Day Registration :    No
  • Voter Registration deadline :   30 day(s) before election
  • Early Voting :    Yes   --    Voting By Absentee Ballot :   Yes
  • Voter Id Requirement :   Yes
  • Electoral Votes:   8
  • U.S Congressional District(s):    6 (Change:-1)

Census Data -- LA

Population Under 1824.40%
Population over 6412.50%
Population between 18 and 6463.10%
Percentage of White60.10%
Percentage of Black32.40%
Percentage of Hispanic4.40%
Percentage of Asian1.60%
Percentage of Native American0.70%
Percentage of Native Hawaiian0.10%
Pecentage below poverty18.10%
Total Fed. Spending$0
Voter Registration Stats
Total Registered: 2,917,356
Democratic: 1,367,517
Republican: 808,673
Other Parties: 741,166

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

Lousiana: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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.

In order to vote in Lousiana, you need valid voter I.D.


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.

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    Election Offices In louisiana

    Election OfficePhoneAddress
    Acadia parish 337-788-8841 Fax: 337-788-3571 568 North West Court Circle Crowley, LA 70526-4363
    Allen parish 337-639-4966 Fax: 337-639-4691 Courthouse, 105 North Fifth Street Oberlin, LA 70655
    Ascension parish 225-621-5780 Fax: 225-621-5783 COURTHOUSE ANNEX - 828 SOUTH IRMA BLVD RM #205GONZALES, LA 70737-3631 Gonzales, LA 70737-3631
    Assumption parish 985-369-7347 Fax: 985-369-2976 Courthouse, 4809 Highway 1 Napoleonville, LA 70390
    Avoyelles parish 318-253-7129 Fax: 318-253-0359 312 North Main Street, Suite E Marksville, LA 71351-2409
    Beauregard parish 337-463-7955 Fax: 337-463-7986 204 South Stewart Street DeRidder, LA 70634
    Bienville parish 318-263-7407 Fax: 318-263-4101 100 Courthouse Drive, Room 102 Arcadia, LA 71001-1001
    Bossier parish 318-965-2301 Fax: 318-965-3760 204 Burt Boulevard, Courthouse, Second Floor Benton, LA 71006
    Caddo parish 318-226-6891 Fax: 318-226-6969 525 Marshall Street, Suite 103 Shreveport, LA 71101
    Calcasieu parish 337-721-4000 Fax: 337-437-3389 1000 Ryan Street, Room 7 Lake Charles, LA 70601-5250
    Caldwell parish 318-649-7364 Fax: 318-649-7320 Courthouse, 201 Main Street Columbia, LA 71418-1107
    Cameron parish 337-775-5493 Fax: 337-775-8014 148 Smith Circle Cameron, LA 70631-0001
    Catahoula parish 318-744-5745 Fax: 318-744-2010 301 Bushley Street, Courthouse Room 103 Harrisonburg, LA 71340
    Claiborne parish 318-927-3332 Fax: 318-927-3345 507 West Main Street, Suite 1 Homer, LA 71040-3929
    Concordia parish 318-336-7770 Fax: 318-336-9906 New Courthouse4001 Carter Street, Suite K Vidalia, LA 71373-3021
    Desoto parish 318-872-1149 Fax: 318-872-1153 105 Franklin Street Mansfield, LA 71052-2046
    East baton rouge parish 225-389-3940 Fax: 225-389-5340 222 Saint Louis Street, Room 201 Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5860
    East carroll parish 318-559-2015 Fax: 318-559-5110 400 First Street, Room 7 Lake Providence, LA 71254-2695
    East feliciana parish 225-683-3105 Fax: 225-683-9464 11048 Bank Street Clinton, LA 70722
    Evangeline parish 337-363-5538 Fax: 337-363-5530 200 Court Street, Suite 102 Ville Platte, LA 70586-4463
    Franklin parish 318-435-4489 Fax: 318-435-4416 6560 Main Street Winnsboro, LA 71295-2750
    Grant parish 318-627-9938 Fax: 318-627-9940 200 Main Street, Courthouse Building Colfax, LA 71417-1828
    Iberia parish 337-369-4407 Fax: 337-369-4409 300 Iberia Street, Suite 110 New Iberia, LA 70560-4543
    Iberville parish 225-687-5201 Fax: 225-687-5235 58050 Meriam Street Plaquemine, LA 70765-2717
    Jackson parish 318-259-2486 Fax: 318-259-5671 500 East Court Street, Room 102 Jonesboro, LA 71251-3400
    Jefferson davis parish 337-824-0834 Fax: 337-824-9187 302 North Cutting Avenue Jennings, LA 70546-5361
    Jefferson parish 504-736-6191 Fax: 504-736-6197 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 502 Harahan, LA 70123
    La salle parish 318-992-2254 Fax: 318-992-7309 1050 Courthouse Street, Room 15 Jena, LA 71342
    Lafayette parish 337-291-7140 Fax: 337-291-7143 1010 Lafayette Street, Suite 313 Lafayette, LA 70501-6885
    Lafourche parish 985-447-3256 Fax: 985-447-3277 307 West Fourth Street, Room 101 Thibodaux, LA 70301-3105
    Lincoln parish 318-251-5110 Fax: 318-251-5126 100 West Texas Avenue, #10 Ruston, LA 71270-4463
    Livingston parish 225-686-3054 Fax: 225-686-3055 29938 South Magnolia Street Livingston, LA 70754-0968
    Madison parish 318-574-2193 Fax: 318-574-2193 100 North Cedar Street Tallulah, LA 71282-3892
    Morehouse parish 318-281-1434 Fax: 318-281-0929 129 North Frankin Street Bastrop, LA 71220-3815
    Natchitoches parish 318-357-2211 Fax: 318-357-2212 200 Church Street, #103 Natchitoches, LA 71457-4673
    Orleans parish 504-658-8300 Fax: 504-658-8315 1300 Perdido Street, Room 1W23 New Orleans, LA 70112-2127
    Ouachita parish 318-327-1436 Fax: 318-327-1337 122 Saint John Street, Room 114 Monroe, LA 71201
    Plaquemines parish 504-934-3620 Fax: 504-934-3625 28028 Highway 23, Room 107 Port Sulphur, LA 70083
    Pointe coupee parish 225-638-5537 Fax: 225-638-5545 211 East Main Street, Room #103 New Roads, LA 70760-3661
    Rapides parish 318-473-6770 Fax: 318-473-6601 701 Murray Street, Room 123 Alexandria, LA 71301-8060
    Red river parish 318-932-5027 Fax: 318-932-5086 615 East Carroll Street #104 Coushatta, LA 71019-8537
    Richland parish 318-728-3582 Fax: 318-728-7028 Courthouse, 708 Julia Street, Suite B - 102 Rayville, LA 71269-0368
    Sabine parish 318-256-3697 Fax: 318-256-3697 400 Capitol Street, #107 Many, LA 71449-3098
    St. bernard parish 504-278-4231 Fax: 504-277-0470 8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Room 104 Chalmette, LA 70043-1696
    St. charles parish 985-783-5120 Fax: 985-783-5121 15045 River Road # 189 Hahnville, LA 70057
    St. helena parish 225-222-4440 Fax: 225-222-3040 369 Sitman Street, Room 104 Greensburg, LA 70441
    St. james parish 225-562-2330 Fax: 225-562-2331 5800 Louisiana Highway 44 Convent, LA 70723-0106
    St. john the baptist parish 985-652-9797 Fax: 985-359-0335 1801 West Airline Highway, Room 112 LaPlace, LA 70068-3344
    St. landry parish 337-948-0572 Fax: 337-948-0575 118 South Court Street, Suite 114 Opelousas, LA 70571
    St. martin parish 337-394-2204 Fax: 337-394-2204 415 South Main Street, Courthouse Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4549
    St. mary parish 337-828-4100 ext. 360 Fax: 337-829-9901 500 Main StreetCourthouse, Room 301 Franklin, LA 70538-6144
    St. tammany parish 985-809-5500 Fax: 985-809-5508 701 North Columbia Street Covington, LA 70433
    Tangipahoa parish 985-748-3215 Fax: 985-748-3839 110 North Bay Street, #101 Amite, LA 70422-2599
    Tensas parish 318-766-3931 Fax: 318-766-3933 203 Hancock Street Saint Joseph, LA 71366
    Terrebonne parish 985-873-6533 Fax: 985-873-6834 7856 Main Street, Suite 110 Houma, LA 70360-3405
    Union parish 318-368-8660 Fax: 318-368-8660 303 East Water StreetAnnex Room 107 Farmerville, LA 71241-3000
    Vermilion parish 337-898-4324 Fax: 337-898-4326 100 North State Street, Suite 120 Abbeville, LA 70510-5170
    Vernon parish 337-239-3690 Fax: 337-238-0634 301 East Courthouse Street Leesville, LA 71446-4330
    Washington parish 985-839-7850 Fax: 985-839-7851 900 Washington Street, #105 Franklinton, LA 70438-1719
    Webster parish 318-377-9272 Fax: 318-377-9917 410 Main Street, Room 103 Minden, LA 71055-3382
    West baton rouge parish 225-336-2421 Fax: 225-387-3222 883 7th Street, Suite A Port Allen, LA 70767-0031
    West carroll parish 318-428-2381 Fax: 318-428-9253 Courthouse, 305 East Main Street # 108 Oak Grove, LA 71263
    West feliciana parish 225-635-6161 Fax: 225-635-6161 5932 Commerce Street Saint Francisville, LA 70775
    Winn parish 318-628-6133 Fax: 318-628-6142 119 West Main Street, Room 105 Winnfield, LA 71483-3238
    Voting by Absentee Ballot In Louisiana

    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

    Overseas and Military 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 Louisiana’s 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;
    • 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.

    Early Voting In Person

    • 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.

    College Student Voting In Louisiana

    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.

    Louisiana Political Parties

    • Conservative Parties of Louisiana
    • 9655 Perkins Road, C130 Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Phone: 225-924-4422 Fax: 225-928-0540
      E-mail: mail@cp-usa.org
      Website: http://www.conservativepartyla.org/
    • Constitution Party of Louisiana
    • 1705 Highway 59Suite 12-54 Mandeville, LA 70448 Phone: 985-898-1918 Phone: 337-879-2169
      E-mail: sspeyrer1@bellsouth.net
      Website: http://www.cpofla.org/contactus.php
    • Green Party of Louisiana
    • Post Office Box 531761 New Orleans, LA 70153 Phone: 504-613-4224
      E-mail: secretary@lagreens.org
      Website: http://www.lagreens.org/
    • Louisiana Democratic Party
    • 701 Government Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Phone: 225-336-4155 Fax: 225-336-0046
      E-mail: info@lademo.org
      Website: http://www.lademo.org/
    • Reform Party of Louisiana
    • 28034 Great Eagle Dr. Walker, LA 70785 Phone: 225-667-9573
      E-mail: RPLA@rpusa.info
      Website: http://reformpartyla.org/
    • Republican Party
    • 530 Lakeland Drive Suite 215 Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Phone: 225-389-4495 Fax: 225-389-4493
      E-mail: info@lagop.com
      Website: http://lagop.com/
    State Congress

    Recent Louisiana Key Votes :

    Bill Passed in State Congress

    • Senate
    • Conference Report Vote -- Limits Inventory Tax Credits for Certain Businesses (SB 6)
    • Nonconcurrence Vote -- Limits Inventory Tax Credits for Certain Businesses (SB 6)
    • Passage -- Limits Inventory Tax Credits for Certain Businesses (SB 6)
    • Conference Report Vote -- Prohibits Certain Businesses from Receiving 2 Different Tax Credits (SB 10)
    • Nonconcurrence Vote -- Prohibits Certain Businesses from Receiving 2 Different Tax Credits (SB 10)
    • Passage -- Prohibits Certain Businesses from Receiving 2 Different Tax Credits (SB 10)
    • Passage -- Requires Parole Hearings for Juveniles Serving Life Terms (SB 127)
    • Passage -- Expands Eligibility for Medical Marijuana (SB 271)
    • Passage -- Authorizes the Sale of Raw Milk (SB 29)
    • Passage -- Expands Equal Pay Protections (SB 254)
    • Passage -- Authorizes REAL ID Driver's Licenses (SB 227)
    • Passage -- Increases Cigarette Tax (HB 14)
    • House
    • Conference Report Vote -- Limits Inventory Tax Credits for Certain Businesses (SB 6)
    • Passage With Amendment -- Limits Inventory Tax Credits for Certain Businesses (SB 6)
    • Conference Report Vote -- Prohibits Certain Businesses from Receiving 2 Different Tax Credits (SB 10)
    • Passage With Amendment -- Prohibits Certain Businesses from Receiving 2 Different Tax Credits (SB 10)
    • Passage -- Prohibits Sanctuary Policies (HB 1148)
    • Passage -- Establishes Sanctions Regarding Immigration Enforcement (HB 453)
    • Passage -- Prohibits Criminal History Questions on Applications For Civil Service Positions (HB 266)
    • Passage -- Increases Cigarette Tax (HB 14)

    Bill Failed in State Congress

    • Senate
    • Passage -- Prohibits Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity (SB 436)
    • Passage -- Expands Eligibility for Medical Marijuana (SB 271)
    • Passage -- Authorizes Legislature to Introduce Fiscal Bills Every Year (SB 25)
    • Passage -- Amends Absentee Voting Requirements (SB 164)
    • House
    • Passage -- Limits Individual Income Tax Deductions (HB 38)
    • Passage -- Prohibits Minors from Possessing Alcohol on Private Property (HB 67)
    • Passage -- Amends Voter Registration Policies for Convicted Felons (HB 598)
    • Passage -- Prohibits Schools from Holding Membership in Certain Associations or Organizations (HB 863)
    • Passage -- Prohibits Individuals Under 21 from Riding a Motorcycle Without a Helmet (HB 337)
    • Passage -- Limits Time Frame for Real Estate Appraisal Lawsuits (HB 580)
    Louisiana Congressional Districts
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    Louisiana QuickFacts


    • Date of Statehood: April 30, 1812
    • Population 1810: 76,556
    • Population 1850: 517,762
    • Population 1900: 1,381,625
    • Population 1950: 2,683,516
    Capital Baton Rouge
    Largest City New Orleans
    Second Largest City Baton Rouge
    Persons per square mile 103

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    • Nickname: Pelican State
    • Flower: Magnolia
    • Tree: Bald Cypress
    • Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
    • Cuisine: Gumbo
    • Fruit: Strawberry
    • Amphibian: Green Tree Frog

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