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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Louisiana, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Louisiana election website or call (225) 922-0900 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type (D)
Primary Type (R)

Voting Information for Louisiana

Presidential Primaries

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.

See Louisiana Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! Louisiana will hold its presidential preference primary election on April 4th to prepare for the November 3rd presidential and congressional election. Louisiana will also hold municipal elections across the state on May 9th.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: March 21st to March 28th

You can vote in person at your registrar of voters’ office and designated locations from March 21st to March 28th 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 March 31st. 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 April 3rd.

You’ll need to give an excuse to vote by mail absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Louisiana

Voter ID Requirements

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

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Louisiana.


You may pre-register for All Elections