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Louisiana Voter Information

Important dates

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Registration Deadlines:
In-Person/By Mail: February 23, 2022
Online: March 5, 2022

Municipal Primary
Includes parish and local municipal races, select judicial offices races, and local propositions.


Saturday, April 30, 2022

Registration Deadlines:
In-Person/By Mail: March 30, 2022
Online: April 9, 2022

Municipal General
Visit GeauxVote.com to find runoff sample ballots after the results of the March 26 primary elections are announced!


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Registration Deadlines:
In-Person/By Mail: October 11, 2022
Online: October 18, 2022

Open Primary
Includes U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Public Service Commission, State Supreme Court (1 seat), several judicial elections, and select local races


Saturday, December 10, 2022

Registration Deadlines:
In-Person/By Mail: November 9, 2022
Online: November 19, 2022

Open General
Visit GeauxVote.com to find runoff sample ballots after the results of the November 8 primary elections are announced!

We encourage voters to check your parish election’s website for additional information.

Do you know who is on your ballot?

We’ve compiled an index of some of the major elected positions in state and local government and their functions to help you prepare to vote and become acquainted with how state and local government impacts your life and your community.

View the guide

Know your rights

Under Louisiana law, you have a right to:

  • Vote free from intimidation, harassment, confusion, obstruction, and undue influence.
  • Vote if you are on the “inactive voters” list
  • Vote if you are in line by the time polls close.
  • Receive assistance when voting due to disability, subject to certain steps and regulations under state law. See bit.ly/LaVoteInPerson

ID requirements

When voting in-person on Election Day, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of ID:

  • Louisiana driver’s license
  • Louisiana special ID card
  • Military ID with photo
  • Other generally recognized picture identification with name and signature

Don’t Have a valid Photo ID before Election Day?

You may get a free Louisiana Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card. Find more information here.

Forgot your ID?

You may be requested to sign an affidavit, provide date of birth, and other information stated in the precinct register (poll book).


Don’t have an ID on election day?

You may still cast your vote by signature on a voter affidavit.

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

Our local partners

VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Louisiana may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Louisiana affect you.