Helpful Voting Links — Louisiana
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Louisiana
What's on the ballot?
Louisiana is very unique. There is not a state primary for state or congressional or races, instead, all candidates are listed in the general presidential election (11/8/2016). If a candidate receives more than 50% of the votes they win. If no one received more than 50%, the top two vote-getters are put into a 12/10/2016 election. Louisiana refers to the December election as its general election, and its voter registration deadline is 11/9/2016.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Louisiana
Voter ID Requirements — Louisiana
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Driver’s license,
- Louisiana Special ID
- Student ID
- If it contains a photo, name and signature
- Any generally recognized picture I.D. that contains your name and signature
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. If they lack any of above documents, a polling representative will ask them questions about their identity, taken from their voter registration. If the polling representative is satisfied with the answers, then the voter will then sign an affidavit in order to vote.
*From phone call with the state elections division on 10/25/2012
Early & Absentee Voting — LouisianaRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 25th to Nov. 1st
You can vote in person at your registrar of voters' office and designated locations from Oct. 25th to Nov. 1st 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 Nov. 4th at 4:30 p.m.. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must mailed in time to be received by your registrar of voters by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 7th.
You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.