Early Voting

In person

Early voting in person is conducted from 14 days to 7 days prior to any election.  During these periods, registrars remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For a complete list of the locations of parish registrar of voters offices and designated early voting locations, please refer to early voting locations.

 

By Mail

You may request an absentee ballot by logging in to the Louisiana Voter Portal and following these steps:

  1. Click the ‘By Voter’ button.
  2. Type in your First Name, Last Name, and Zip Code or Birth Month and Year and then click the ‘Submit’ button;
  3. Click the ‘Voting Information’ tab;
  4. Click the ‘Online Absentee Request’ link found in the first sentence of Frequently Asked Questions; and
  5. Complete requested information and submit.

Note: You must be logged in to the Voter Portal as the voter for whom the request is intended to electronically submit a request for an absentee ballot.

You may also print an application to vote by mail which you complete and mail to your parish registrar of voters. View upcoming election dates.

You must request your ballot by 4:30 p.m. on the 4th day before Election Day, except for the following voters who have until 4:30 p.m. on the day before Election Day:

  • military personnel and/or their dependents;
  • U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.; or
  • voters that are hospitalized.

Your ballot must be received by your parish registrar of voters by 4:30 p.m. on the day before Election Day, except for the following voters who have until 8 p.m. on Election Day:

  • military personnel and/or their dependents;
  • U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.; or
  • voters that are hospitalized.

The above information on early voting was gathered from the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Division.  For more details and eligibility requirements, visit their web site at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Pages/default.aspx  or contact them at: