How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
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Register to vote in Louisiana, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for Louisiana
Don’t miss your next election!
Due to COVID-19, Louisiana has moved its presidential preference primary to Jun. 20th. Louisiana also moved their municipal elections across the state to Jul. 25th.
Louisiana registers voters by party and holds a modified primary. Voters who are unaffiliated or registered with the Democratic Party may participate in its primary. Voters who are registered with the Republican party may participate in its primary.
Louisiana has a unique electoral process. Often the dates we consider national “general election” dates are Louisiana primary dates. All statewide and local candidates in Louisiana are elected by a majority vote. A majority vote is one more than 50% of the total votes cast for that office. When one candidate is to be elected, a candidate who receives a majority of the votes cast for an office in a primary election is elected.
If a majority is not determined in the primary election, there is a general election. In the case of November primaries, the general election is usually in December.Find Your Representatives
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: Jun. 6th to Jun. 13th
You can vote in-person at your registrar of voters’ office and designated locations from June 6th to June 13th before the election. No excuse required.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than June 16th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be mailed in and received by your registrar of voters by 4:30 p.m. on June 19th.
You’ll need to give an excuse to vote-by-mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies. If you are unable to sign your application, it must be witnesses with 2 adult signatures. Louisiana allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters through their Disability Application.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Louisiana
Do Voters Need ID?
- Yes, voters need an ID
- Multiple forms of ID accepted
- First time voters need ID
- Student IDs accepted
Find out more about your rights in Louisiana.
- The pre-registration age is 16
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.