NEW ORLEANS – If you’re looking for information you’ll need to prepare for the November election, this is a good place to start.
Am I registered to vote?
To check if you are registered to vote in Louisiana, start here.
You can also find your early voting location, election dates, and request a mail-in vote here.
Early voting will take place from Tuesday. Oct. 25 to Tue. Nov. 1. In-person voting on Election Day is Tuesday. November 8.
How can I register to vote?
Here is a list of requirements that must be met for anyone to register to vote in Louisiana:
- Be a US citizen;
- Be 17 years old (16 if you register in person at the Office of the Registrar of Electors or the Louisiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles), but you must be 18 to vote;
- Not be under any jail time for a felony conviction or other criminal exemptions.
- Not be subject to a judgment of total ban for mental incapacity or partial ban with suspension of the right to vote.
- Reside in the state and parish in which you seek to register; and
- Must be registered at least 20 days before an election if registering through our GeauxVote online registration system with a Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana Special ID card or 30 days before an election if registering register in person or by mail to be able to vote in this particular election. If you are mailing a nomination, the nomination or envelope must be postmarked 30 days before the first election in which you wish to vote.
In Louisiana, residents who meet the above requirements can register to vote in person, by mail, or online. The deadline for registering to vote in the November elections depends on how you plan to register. The main deadlines are below:
To participate in any election in Louisiana, persons who register to vote using the state’s GeauxVote online registration system with a Louisiana driver’s license or special identification card have up to at Tu es. October 11 to register in person or by mail or until Tu es. October 18 to register online.
Click here to see your sample ballot.
In Louisiana, residents will vote for candidates in several local races and a few statewide races as well. The Louisiana secretary of state’s office noted that a full ballot sample will be posted three weeks before Election Day.
Voters do not need to be registered with a specific party to vote in either election.