Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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Get Out The Vote!

How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your Louisiana driver’s license or special ID card number, and a residential address in Louisiana to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

voterportal.sos.la.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Louisiana address
  • Be 17 years old (or 16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters or Office of Motor Vehicles) and 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be under an order of imprisonment for a felony conviction
  • Not be judged mentally incompetent or have your voting rights suspended

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 25–Nov 1

Bring an accepted ID


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 6 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID


Who can vote early

Any registered voter in Louisiana can vote early in person.

 

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
October 25–November 1

Bring an accepted ID.


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 6 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Louisiana. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Reside at the Louisiana address you’re registered at
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be under an order of imprisonment for a felony conviction
  • Not be judged mentally incompetent or have your voting rights suspended

ID requirements

Bring one of the following:

  • A Louisiana driver’s license or special ID card
  • Another generally recognized picture ID card that contains your name and signature

If you don’t have any of the above IDs, you can complete a sworn statement claiming that with your date of birth and your mother’s maiden name

If you registered to vote in Louisiana for the first time; submitted your voter registration application by mail; and you didn’t provide your Louisiana driver’s license or special ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number when you registered to vote, also bring a photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Frequently Asked Questions