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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. Your statewide elections are 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 to make your state home to two types of blues. (Get it? That's some jazzy elections humor.) On Election Day, drive your parade float to your nearest polling site and make your voice heard!

Do I have an election this year?

Yes! This year y'all have elections up and down the ballot, including statewide elections for governor and lieutenant governor, including a primary coming up this October. And some of you might have municipal elections coming up at the end of April. You can find out more about whether that's you by contacting your parish clerk. What's the only thing better than voting once? Voting TWICE (in different elections, and completely legally, of course).

Key Dates

Sep 13

Voter Registration Deadline (by mail and in-person)

Sep 23

Voter Registration Deadline (online)

Sep 30 – Oct 7

Early Voting Period

Sep 30

Suggested Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Oct 10

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Oct 13

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (received by)

Oct 14

Election Day

Louisiana Voter Guide

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

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady 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.

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

    Lousiana 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. Only certain voters are eligible to cast a ballot by mail, in this case called absentee voting. If you think you might need to vote absentee, go here to find out how.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can find your locations here, and you can call your parish clerk if you need more details.

    Find location
  • Do I need an ID?

    You sure do. You can find more information about which IDs you can bring through VoteRiders.

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  • What if I'm voting on Election Day?

    Double check your polling location!

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • 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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