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.

Key Dates

Oct 18

Voter Registration Deadline (by mail and in-person)

Oct 28

Voter Registration Deadline (online)

Nov 3 – Nov 11

Early Voting Period

Nov 4

Suggested Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 14

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 17

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

Nov 18

Election Day

Louisiana Voter Guide

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

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter 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.

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  • 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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