Louisiana Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020 Louisiana, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Louisiana!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Dec 1, 2020 4:30PM CST

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Online by Sat Nov 14, 2020

Early Voting

Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:30AM CST
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:00PM CST

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Fri Dec 4, 2020 4:30PM CST
Tue Dec 1, 2020 4:30PM CST

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Louisiana if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Reside in Louisiana and the parish in which you want to vote
You are NOT eligible to vote in Louisiana if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights
  • You are under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony
You may preregister to vote in Louisiana
  • at the age 17 (16 if registering in person at the registrar of voters or at the office of motor vehicles)
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights restored for those on probation or parole who have not been incarcerated during the last five years. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in Louisiana but moved to another state for school, and who wish to establish or keep their Louisiana voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Louisiana law explicitly gives students who move to the state in order to attend school the right to register at their school address and you do not need “intent to reside indefinitely.” Or, if you are from another parish in Louisiana, you can choose to register either at your school address or your home address.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Louisiana you should provide one of the following:
  • Your Louisiana Driver's License Number
  • Special ID Card Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Current Utility Bill
If you are registered to vote in Louisiana, you are required to show ID to vote; or, if you do not have an accepted ID you may instead sign an affidavit. Accepted forms of ID include:
  • Valid Louisiana Driver's License
  • Louisiana Special ID Card
  • Other generally recognized picture identification card that contains the name and signature of voter

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Louisiana Voter Info

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