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Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

October 14, 2023

Louisiana First Round Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received by: September 13, 2023
  • Online request by: September 23, 2023
  • In-Person request by: September 13, 2023
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post received: October 10, 2023
  • Online request by: October 10, 2023
  • In-person request by: October 10, 2023
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-person received: October 13, 2023
  • Post received: October 13, 2023
Early Voting: September 30, 2023 – October 7, 2023

November 18, 2023

Louisiana Second Round Election
(If Necessary)
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received by: October 18, 2023
  • Online request by: October 28, 2023
  • In-Person request by: October 18, 2023
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post received: November 14, 2023
  • Online request by: November 14, 2023
  • In-person request by: November 14, 2023
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-person received: November 17, 2023
  • Post received: November 17, 2023
Early Voting: November 3, 2023 – November 11, 2023

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Absentee Voting

Voters can only vote by mail in Louisiana with an approved excuse. To vote absentee and by mail in Louisiana, you must provide a reason to be eligible, unless you are a military or overseas voter. You must apply to vote absentee and request your ballot by 4:30 PM at least 4 days before Election Day. Your completed ballot must then be returned to your parish registrar of voters by 4:30 PM on the day before Election Day.

See details of absentee voting and application information here

Early Voting 

Anyone is eligible to vote early in Louisiana, beginning 14 days before Election Day and ending 7 days before Election Day, at your parish registrar of voters or another designated site.

See details of early voting here

For a detailed list of early voting locations in your parish, login to the voter portal

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

To vote on Election Day, you must provide a form photo ID, such as:

  • a driver’s license
  • a Louisiana Special ID
  • some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature

If you do not have a driver’s license, Louisiana Special ID, or any other generally recognized picture ID, you can still vote by signing a voter affidavit.

Click here for more information on voter ID in Louisiana

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.