What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
Poll workers will ask in-person voters to show a photo ID that contains your name and signature, but if you do not have one, you may sign an Identification Affidavit instead. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
- Louisiana driver’s license,
- Louisiana special identification card,
- RPCC student I.D.,
- or other generally recognized picture ID card that contains your name and signature.
Where Do I Vote?
Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at the Secretary of State portal.
How Can I Vote?
- You may vote by mail if you have one of the following reasons:
- You are a student, instructor, or professor living outside your parish of registration
- You are 65 years of age or older
- You are or expect to be temporarily outside of Louisiana or your parish during the early voting period andon Election Day
- You work or expect to be offshore during the early voting period andon Election Day
- You reside in a nursing home, veterans’ home or hospital for an extended stay for a physical disability and are unable to vote in person during early voting or at the polls on Election Day. (Note: you must provide a physician’s letter which indicates that by reason of your disability, you are unable to appear in person to vote either during early voting or on Election Day.)
- You are a member of the clergy assigned outside your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof
- You have moved more than 100 miles from the parish of your former residence after the registration books close (30 days prior to an election)
- You are involuntarily confined in an institution for mental treatment outside your parish of registration, and you have not judicially been declared incompetent
- You expect to be hospitalized on Election Day and did not have knowledge of the hospitalization until after the early voting period has ended or were hospitalized during early voting and expect to remain hospitalized on Election Day
- You are or expect to be incarcerated and are not convicted of a felony
- You are a participation in the Secretary of State’s Address Confidentiality Program
- You will be sequestered on the day of the election for Jury Duty
- The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is 4:30 p.m. on the 4th day before Election Day. You may request a ballot onlineor submit an application by mail to your parish registrar of voters.
- Completed vote by mail ballots must be returned and received by the parish registrar of voters by 4:30 p.m. on the day before Election Day.
- Any registered voter may vote early in person without an excuse
- Early voting begins 14 days before an election and ends 7 days before an election. You may vote early at your parish Registrar of Voters Office from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Some parishes host additional early voting sites.
- All early voting locations can be found at the Secretary of State portal before each election.
- Voting sites will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time then you will be allowed to vote.