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The Secretary of State's Office offers programs and educational materials to individuals and organizations throughout the state regarding elections and voting in Louisiana.

Private Elections

Private elections are conducted for schools and organizations at no charge. Examples of private elections include student government and homecoming elections. The AVC Edge voting machines (used for early voting) are used to conduct the elections. These elections are subject to the availability of staff and voting machines. Staff will deliver the machines and stay for the duration of the election to operate the machines. Private elections may also be coordinated and/or conducted in conjunction with the local Clerk of Court's Office and/or Registrar of Voters Office.

A request for an election must be submitted two weeks prior to the election date; however, please note that during election cycles, our schedule fills quickly. Therefore, we recommend requests be submitted 10 to 12 weeks prior to requested date as dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. The organization’s name, contact information and the date and time for the election must be specified. To request private election services, please complete the contact form.

If a school or organization is interested in conducting an election using paper ballots or the larger AVC Advantage voting machines (used on Election Day), please include this information in your initial request. In addition, please note that these services are provided at a cost and are subject to availability.

Voting Machine Demonstrations

Voter machine demonstrations are conducted for schools and organizations at no charge. The Edge voting machines are used to conduct the demonstrations. These demonstrations are subject to the availability of staff and voting machines. Staff will deliver the machines and stay for the duration of the demonstration to operate the machines. Demonstrations may also be coordinated and/or conducted in conjunction with the local Clerk of Court's Office and/or Registrar of Voters Office.

A request must be submitted two weeks prior to the demonstration date; however, please note that during election cycles, our schedule fills quickly. Therefore, we recommend requests be submitted ten to twelve weeks prior to requested date, as dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. To request a voting machine demonstration, please complete the contact form.

If a school or organization is interested in conducting a demonstration using the larger AVC Advantage voting machines (used on Election Day), please include this information in your initial request. In addition, please note that these services are provided at a cost and are subject to availability.

Voter Registration Drives

Voter registration drives for Louisianians 17 or older are conducted and facilitated by the Secretary of State's Office. These drives are subject to the availability of staff.

A request must be submitted two weeks prior to the voter registration drive date; however, please note that during election cycles, our schedule fills quickly. Therefore, we recommend requests be submitted 10 to 12 weeks prior to requested date, as dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. To request voter registration services, please complete the contact form.

In addition, voter registration applications may be obtained in bulk by completing the contact form. Please provide a physical address and indicate the number of applications needed.

Note: No third party organization can alter any information contained on the voter registration application. Voter registration applications submitted by applicants may contain private and protected information and cannot be copied or reproduced for any purpose other than fulfilling the person's duties relative to registration of voters as provided by law. All completed voter registration applications received by a third party voter registration drive must be turned into the parish Registrar of Voters Office within 30 days. Violators shall be fined a $1,000 or $2,000 or be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, or both, of the first offense.

Educational Presentations

Educational presentations about the importance of voting in Louisiana are available upon request. These presentations are subject to the availability of staff.

A request must be submitted two weeks prior to the presentation date; however, please note that during election cycles, our schedule fills quickly. Therefore, we recommend requests be submitted 10 to 12 weeks prior to requested date, as dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. To request an educational presentation, please complete the contact form.