Voting and the Ballot

You have the right to vote in a Louisiana election if you meet all of the following:

  • You are a registered voter.
  • You are qualified to vote in the current election
  • You are qualified to vote in the specific precinct.
  • You are the person whose name is in the precinct register.

When can I vote?

For Saturday elections, the polls open at 7:00 A.M and close at 8:00 P.M.

For Tuesday elections, the polls open at 6:00 A.M. and close at 8:00 P.M.

Voters in line at 8:00 P.M. will be allowed to vote.

You may vote early fourteen (14) days to seven (7) days prior to any scheduled election at the Registrar of Voters Office.

Voters may vote Early, on Election Day, or by Absentee Ballot by mail.

What to Expect:

You need to know which precinct you are registered to vote in and its location if you are voting on Election Day.

Be prepared to provide a photo identification to vote Early or on Election Day.  You can obtain a Louisiana special identification card by presenting your voter registration information card to the Office of Motor Vehicles.

Do not bring or wear any campaign paraphernalia to the polls or to vote early.

I Do Not Know Where to Vote:

If you need to find your precinct and/or voting location, click here. (Opens in New Window)

Or, If you prefer you can call the Registrar of Voters at (985)839-7850.

What Am I Voting For?  What is on the Ballot?

Once candidates have qualified, The Secretary of State’s Office builds and programs the ballot and Election day sample ballots are populated.  The sample ballot becomes available approximately three (3) weeks prior to each election.

Once the sample ballot is available, you may view it by clicking the link below. Then choose the date of the upcoming election to view the sample ballot.

Official Sample Ballot (Opens in New Window)