Louisiana

ABOUT THIS STATE

Louisiana! The Pelican is your state bird and that makes sense because you're both graceful and can hold multiple fish in your mouth. But we digress. This election is coming up fast and we need your help! Here is everything you need to know so that you and your loved ones are fully prepared for what might be the biggest election of our lives. On Election Day, drive your parade float to your nearest polling site and make your voice heard. Louisiana will be holding an election on November 8, similar to other states, but refers to this election as a "Primary" and what would be considered a runoff as its "General" on December 10. It will also have local elections on March 26 and April 30. Get informed and vote! (Source: Ballot Ready)

Key Dates

Feb 23

Voter Registration Deadline (Mail/In Person)

Mar 5

Voter Registration Deadline (Online)

Mar 12 – Mar 19

Early Voting

Mar 22

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Mar 26

Municipal Primary Election

Apr 30

Municipal General Election

Nov 8

General Election Day

Dec 10

Runoff Election

Louisiana Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Louisiana does not have a partisan primary system. Instead, all eligible candidates are on the general election ballot. If one candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, they win. If no candidate wins over 50%, there is a runoff election where voters decide between the top two candidates from the first round.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Lol no. If you need to vote absentee, go here to find out how.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! Early voting is March 12-19th, excluding Saturday March 13th

  • Do I need an ID?

    You should bring an Lousiana driver's license or special ID card, or any ID card with your name and signature on it. But if you don't have anything like that, you can fill out and sign an affidavit with your date of birth and mother's maiden name to verify your identity. Get the specifics here from VoteRiders.

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what's new in Louisiana voting since 2020

Good news Louisiana! Your voting system has gotten a little bit better. Early voting now starts 4 days earlier than it used to, beginning 18 days before Election Day and ending 7 days before Election Day. Plus, state law enables parishes to open more locations for early voting. So get out there and vote!

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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