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In-State Non-Registered Voting Process

Are you registered to Vote?

No? There are three ways to register to vote:

Online

The first way to register to vote is online on the Secretary of State’s website.

In Person

The second way to register to vote in the State of Louisiana is in person, most likely at the Registrar of Voters Office or at any of the following places:

  • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles;
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services;
  • WIC Offices;
  • Food Stamps Offices;
  • Medicaid offices;
  • Offices offering persons of disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living Offices; or
  • Armed forces recruitment offices.

If you are registering in person at a parish Registrar of Voters Office, you are required to prove age, residency, and identity. You must submit your current Louisiana drivers license, if you have one, or your birth certificate or other documentation, which reasonably and sufficiently establishes your identity, age, and residency.

  • If you have no picture ID, you may bring a utility bill, payroll check, or government document that includes your name and address.

Mail

The third way to register to vote is by downloading and completing the Louisiana Voter Registration Application and mailing it to your local Registrar of Voters Office.

The last day to register to vote in the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Election is October 11, 2016.

Would you like to vote early?

Yes

  • The early voting period for the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Election begins on October 25, 2016, and lasts until November 1, 2016 (with the exception of Sundays and/or holidays).
    • Early Voting begins at 8:30 AM on each day and ends at 6 PM.
  • Locations of each early voting polling station by parish can be found on the Secretary of States Website: https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/EarlyVoting
    • At early voting, the voter must present with them: a driver’s license, a Louisiana special ID, or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.
      • Voters with no picture ID may bring a utility bill, payroll check, or government document that includes their name or address, but they will have to sign an affidavit furnished by the elections division in order to vote.

No

  • Voting in the same area you are registered?
    • The Election Day voting period for the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Election is from 6 AM to 8 PM on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
      • Where am I voting?
        • Quickly download the Secretary of State’s Geaux Vote app and enter your permanent address. Your voting precinct will show up for the upcoming election.
  • Voting in a different area but in-state?
    • The last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot for the Presidential and Congressional election is 4:30 PM on November 4, 2016.
 

Residency status for voting purposes is not the same as residency status for tuition and fee purposes.