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Louisiana

Population

4,648,794

Voting-Age Pop.

3,452,767

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 38 %
Trump 58 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 13, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    No
  • ID Required
    Yes

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

A federal judge ordered Louisiana to expand access to mail-in voting. While this ruling expands eligibility for mail-in voting, this does not change its category since it won’t be available to all voters.

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  • No, residents of Louisiana must register to vote by mail for the general election.

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No, residents of Louisiana must register to vote by mail for the general election.

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  • Applicants must request a ballot by 4:30pm on the fourth day before Election Day.

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Applicants must request a ballot by 4:30pm on the fourth day before Election Day.

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  • At this time, the Louisiana secretary of state website doesn't show a date when the state will begin mailing absentee ballots.

    If you have further questions about voting by mail, please call your Parish Registrar of Voters.

When will I receive my ballot?

At this time, the Louisiana secretary of state website doesn't show a date when the state will begin mailing absentee ballots.

If you have further questions about voting by mail, please call your Parish Registrar of Voters.

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  • Voted ballots must be received by your parish registrar of voters by 4:30pm on the day before Election Day.

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Voted ballots must be received by your parish registrar of voters by 4:30pm on the day before Election Day.

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  • In Louisiana, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas voter. Learn what the qualifications are in the below link.

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In Louisiana, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas voter. Learn what the qualifications are in the below link.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters Office or at designated locations in the parish. Early voting is Oct 16-27 (excluding Sunday, Oct 18 and Sunday, Oct 25) from 8am-7pm.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

No

Louisiana voters must be registered at least 20 days prior to an election.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

Yes

If you do not have the required ID, you may still cast your vote by signature on a voter affidavit. You may get a free Louisiana Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - sos.la.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • US Military Identification Card

    That contains the applicant's name and picture

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  • Driver's License

  • Louisiana Special ID

  • LA Wallet Digital Driver's License

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  • Other Generally Recognized Picture ID

    That contains your name and signature

Additional Voting Resources

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