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Let's Vote, Louisiana!

Louisiana, let’s pledgeprepare, and participate this election season.

We’ve got two important elections coming up this fall:  The primary in October will be elections of all statewide positions, including major offices like governor and attorney general, as well as all state legislative offices in the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives. The general election in November will be a runoff, meaning we're voting on the top candidates that made it past the first election, if not elected outright in October. The bottom line: EVERYONE in Louisiana will have major state elections on their ballots this fall.   Here are the key dates you need to know:

Primary Election Day: October 14, 2023

  • September 13: Deadline to register to vote in-person or by mail
  • September 23: Deadline to register online (GeauxVote Online Registration System)
  • September 30 - October 7: Early voting from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (excluding Sunday, Oct. 1)
  • October 14: Election Day (polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

General Election Day: November 18, 2023

  • October 18: Deadline to register to vote in-person or by mail 
  • October 28: Deadline to register online (GeauxVote Online Registration System
  • November 3 - November 11: Early voting from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (excluding Sunday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 10)  
  • November 18: Election Day (polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.)

Pledge

As you prepare to head to the polls, let’s PLEDGE to vote this fall and work with our neighbors, family, friends, and colleagues to ensure they are also equipped with the information they need and ready to make their voices heard.  

Take a pledge using the button below and we'll send you a reminder when it’s time to vote so Election Day doesn't pass you by.

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Prepare

Check, then double check!

Did you register to vote a while ago? Have you moved recently? Did your name change? Before heading to the polls, check your voter registration to make sure all your information is current and accurate.

Want to know exactly what you’re voting on? Enter your ward, parish, and precinct here to view a sample ballot ahead of the election. And check out the Louisiana Public Affairs Research Council’s guide to the eight proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot this year.

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How to register to vote

By mail
  • Download and complete the Louisiana Voter Registration Application and mail it to your local Registrar of Voters Office (the list of offices is included on the form)
  • You will then receive a verification mailing card to the address you provided in your application. If you don’t receive this within two weeks of registering, contact the Registrar of Voters.
  • Keep in mind, your application must be postmarked at least 30 days prior to the first election in which you seek to vote (September 13 for this year’s primary and October 18 for the general)
In person
  • You can register in-person at any Registrar of Voters Office or at a location of the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, WIC offices, food stamp offices, Medicaid offices, offices serving people with disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living Offices, or Armed Forces recruitment offices.
  • Click here for more information including required forms of ID. 
Online at Geaux Vote
  • You can quickly and easily register electronically using the portal linked below, but you will need a Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana special ID card to submit the application. For this, you need the audit code on the front of the license.  
  • If you don’t have a Louisiana license, you will need to either register to vote in person or mail in an application.
REGISTER ONLINE

Who can register to vote?

To register to vote in Louisiana, you must be: 

  • A U.S. citizen.

  • At least 17 years old (or 16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles) to pre-register to vote, but you must be 18 to vote.
  • Not currently under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony.  

Formerly incarcerated people can vote in Louisiana, and if you were convicted of a felony or an election offense, you can regain eligibility. For more information about how to vote after a conviction, visit Voice of the Experienced. You’ll find a comprehensive FAQ and contact information for support with the process.

Heading to the polls

Vote early

October 14 Primary Election

  • Early voting: Sept. 30 through Oct. 7 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 1) from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November 18 General Election

  • Early voting: Nov. 3 through Nov. 11 (excluding Sunday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 10) from 8:30 a.m.- 6  p.m.
WHERE TO VOTE EARLY
Vote absentee

Unless you’re a military or overseas voter, you must provide an approved reason to be eligible for absentee voting in Louisiana.

MORE INFO TRACK YOUR BALLOT
Vote in person
  • Find your voting site
    • You can find your voting site on your voter registration card or in the Geaux Vote app
  • Check voting times
  • Download a sample ballot to know what's on your ballot before you cast your vote. You can fill out a sample ballot on your phone or print it out to bring to the polls as a reference. Find your sample ballot through:
  • Don't forget to bring:
  • Last but not least, don't forget to grab your sticker!

Participate

It’s finally time to make your voice heard about issues that impact your community. Join us by heading to the polls to go vote, and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same!

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