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Abbreviation: 
LA

Louisiana Provisional Voting

You must be a registered voter in the parish where you vote and eligible to vote in the election for federal office for your provisional ballot to be counted. There are several reasons why you may vote a provisional ballot. Those reasons are:

Louisiana Early Voting

You do not need a reason to vote early. All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on election day.

Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters office or at designated locations in the parish from 14 days to seven days before any scheduled election. For more information on dates and locations for early voting, please use your state's resource.

Louisiana Voters with Disabilities

Voters who are physically unable to vote in person at the polls on Election Day and unable to vote in person at the registrar's office may be eligible for the special program for physically handicapped voters. Call your parish registrar of voters office and ask for more details to see if you are eligible. Disabled voters may go to the front of the line at their polling place.

Louisiana Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Louisiana Verify Registration Status

To see if your voter registration status is inactive, please use your state resource. This resource will tell voters if their registration is currently listed as inactive. If you have moved since the last time you voted, please re-register by the registration deadline.

Louisiana ID Needed for Voting

To vote, you must either present a valid photo ID, or sign an affidavit if no photo ID is available. Acceptable photo ID includes:

  • A Louisiana driver's license
  • A Louisiana special ID card (you can get one for free at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card).
  • Any other generally recognized picture ID card that contains your name and signature

If you do not have any form of ID, you can still vote by signature on a voter affidavit.

Louisiana Registration Deadline

Louisiana statutes require you to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election.

You can now register to vote online! If you submit your application online you must have a Louisiana driver's license or Louisiana special ID card number to complete the process. You will also need to enter the last four digits of your social security number on the form.

Louisiana Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm on all Tuesday elections, and from 7:00am to 8:00pm on all Saturday elections.

Louisiana ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you register to vote in person at a parish registrar of voters office, you are required to prove age, residency, and identity. You may submit your current Louisiana driver's license, birth certificate, or other documentation which reasonably and sufficiently establishes your identity, age, and residency.

If you don't have a photo ID you can also bring a utility bill, payroll check or government document that includes your name and address.

To register to vote online you must have either a Louisiana driver's license or ID card to complete the form.

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