All registered voters in Louisiana have the right to vote in elections for candidates and propositions on the ballot where they reside. The only closed election in Louisiana is the Presidential Preference Primary held every four years in the spring before the presidential election. Voters who are unable to read or who are disabled, including physical disability or visual impairment, are able to vote with assistance.
Polls open at 7 a.m. for SATURDAY elections and at 6 a.m. for TUESDAY elections. Polls close at 8 p.m. All voters in line at 8 p.m. have the right to vote.
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Be prepared to show a photo identification card with your photo and signature when voting. If you do not have a photo ID, you may obtain a free Louisiana special identification card by presenting your voter registration information card to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) or you may vote by affidavit after correctly answering identifying information before voting.
Never wear any campaign shirt, hat, and button or pin when voting. All polling places have a 600 foot campaign free zone.
View early voting locations to know where to vote early and find your voting precinct to know where to vote on Election Day. Download the free GeauxVote app to have this information easily accessible, to view your sample ballot two weeks prior to each election, to see upcoming election dates and to sign up for electronic notifications.
Update your voter registration information online or contact your parish registrar of voters of any changes to your residential address to keep your voting status active. Inactive voters must verify their residential address before voting, either online, in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or in person on Election Day.
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