Voter ID
in Louisiana

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Louisiana

Voters in Louisiana must show acceptable photo ID to vote at the polls. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Driver’s license or state ID, from any state with a generally recognizable photo, voter name, and signature
  • Louisiana Special ID card
  • Any generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature
  • Digital license via LA Wallet smartphone app
  • Military ID

Voter ID Details

If you do not have a valid photo ID, you may get a free Louisiana Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card.

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

First time voters must submit ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with completed mail-in ballot.

Submit a copy of your valid photo ID with your absentee ballot application. No ID needs to be sent with the actual ballot, but the signature will need to match the signature on the voter registration form.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

The voter may sign an affidavit and include their birth date and mother's maiden name and vote a regular ballot.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)