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Voting by Mail

In Louisiana you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Reasons include: 
  • military or overseas citizens;
  • senior citizens (65+);
  • disabled voters in the disability program;
  • students & professors;
  • religious clergy;
  • voters temporarily absent during early voting and election day;
  • voters who moved to a new parish more than 100 miles of former residence within 30 days of election;
  • person involuntarily confined to institution;
  • sequestered juror;
  • voter hospitalized or expects to be hospitalized during early voting and election day;
  • voter employed on state waters
  • voters incarcerated for non-felony with sheriff's certification; and
  • participants in the state's address confidentiality program.
If you registered to vote by mail and you have not previously voted in the parish, you are not eligible to vote by mail and must vote in person the first time either during early voting or on Election Day. Exceptions include:
  • military or overseas citizens;
  • people Homebound or in the Disability Program;
  • students, who submit a copy of student ID or fee bill with the request;
  • citizens who appear in the registrar of voters office before the election to verify identity; and
  • participants in the state's address confidentiality program.
All elections are open to all eligible voters in Louisiana, except for the Presidential Preference Primary and the state and local party elections (Democratic and Republican State Central Committees and Parish Executive Committees).

In Louisiana, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas voter. There are specific reasons listed below that qualify you to vote by mail. You can submit an application requesting a mail ballot through our online system or you may print and mail an application directly to your registrar of voters.

GENERAL APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS (REASONS TO APPLY)

Senior Citizen: If you are 65 years of age or older you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail. You may apply for one election or you may apply to automatically receive a ballot by mail for all upcoming elections.  You may cancel your automatic ballot request in writing to the registrar of voters.  If your ballot is returned as undeliverable, your automatic ballot request will be canceled.

Temporarily Absent: If you are temporarily outside of Louisiana or your parish during the early voting period and on election day, or expect to be, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail. Any person who requests an absentee by mail ballot be mailed to an address within the parish must indicate on the application the dates that they will be outside the territorial limits of the state or absent from the parish.

Offshore: If you work or expect to be offshore working during the early voting period and on election day, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Nursing Home: If you reside in a nursing home, veterans' home or a 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, you may apply through a General Application and enroll in the nursing home early voting program. You are required to provide a physician's letter that indicates that by reason of your disability, you are unable to appear in person to vote either during early voting or at the polling place on election day, and once accepted by the registrar of voters, the registrar or a deputy registrar will go to your home facility during a period of a week prior to the beginning of early voting through the last day of early voting. The registrar of voters will bring either a paper ballot or a portable voting machine and guide you through the process of casting your vote.

Higher Education: If you are a student, instructor or professor located and living outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Clergy: If you are minister, priest, rabbi, or other member of the clergy assigned outside of your parish of registration, or a spouse/dependent, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Moved Out of Parish: If you moved more than 100 miles from the parish seat of your former residence after the voter registration books closed (30 days prior to an election), you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Involuntary Confinement: If you are involuntarily confined in an institution for mental treatment outside your parish of registration and you are not interdicted and not judicially declared incompetent, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Hospitalized: If you expect to be hospitalized on election day and did not have knowledge of the hospitalization until after the time for early voting had expired; or you were hospitalized during the time for early voting and you expect to be hospitalized on election day; or you were either hospitalized or restricted to bed by your physician during early voting and on election day, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Incarcerated: If you are incarcerated or expect to be incarcerated in an institution inside or outside of your parish of registration and you are not under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Address Confidentiality Program: If you are a program participant in the secretary of state's Address Confidentiality Program, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Juror: If you will be sequestered on the day of the election, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail. 

DISABLED APPLICATION QUALIFICATIONS (REASONS TO APPLY)

Physical Disability: If you are physically disabled, you may apply through the Disabled Application and if not enrolled, enroll in the disability program. Once accepted by the registrar of voters, you may request a ballot for one election or you may request to automatically receive a ballot by mail for all upcoming elections unless you cancel your request or a ballot is returned as undeliverable. If you have not previously provided proof of disability to your parish registrar of voters, one of the following must be submitted along with your application:

  • a voter registration application requesting assistance in voting;
  • a copy of a mobility impaired identification card issued by the Office of Motor Vehicles;
  • a copy of social security disability benefits, veteran’s disability benefits, paratransit services, benefits from the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities or benefits from Louisiana Rehabilitation Services; or
  • a physician’s letter certifying your disability.  

In addition to any disability documentation listed above, any voter enrolling in the disability program must also enclose a copy of a photo ID (Louisiana driver’s license, Louisiana special ID card or other photo ID with name and signature) or a letter of oath where you have listed the names and addresses of two persons residing in your precinct who could make oath, if required, to the fact that you are physically disabled.

Homebound: If you are homebound and cannot vote without assistance, you may apply through the Disabled Application and if not enrolled, enroll in the disability program. If you are disabled and homebound and are voting for the first time, your proof of disability must be a physician's letter certifying that you are homebound to exempt you from law that requires that you either register or vote for the first time in person. Otherwise, you may provide proof of disability through any of the documents listed above. Once accepted by the registrar of voters, you will automatically receive a ballot by mail for all upcoming elections unless you cancel your request in writing to the registrar of voters or a ballot is returned as undeliverable.

General and Disabled Applications: Applicants must request a ballot by 4:30 p.m. CST on the 4th day before election day.

Military, Overseas or Hospitalized Applications: Military personnel and/or their dependents; U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.; or voters that are hospitalized must request their ballot by 4:30 p.m. CST on the day before election day.

You may submit an application requesting a mail ballot through our online system or you may print and mail an application directly to your registrar of voters.

Please be aware of standard mail delivery times and the return ballot deadline when applying for a mail ballot to ensure your voted ballot is received by the registrar of voters before the deadline. It is recommended that if you are going to request a mail ballot that you apply as soon as possible as there is no start date to apply.

Disabled voters, military voters and overseas voters may be eligible to receive their mail ballot electronically. Apply online or contact your registrar of voters for additional information.

Online Application: You may request an absentee by mail ballot by logging in to the Louisiana Voter Portal and following these steps:

  1. Click the 'Search By Voter' button.
  2. Type in your First Name, Last Name and Zip Code or Birth Month and Year and then click the 'Submit' button;
  3. Click the 'Request Absentee Ballot' link found under the Quick Links heading; and
  4. Complete requested information and submit.

Note: You must be logged in to the Voter Portal as the voter for whom the request is intended to electronically submit a request for an absentee ballot.

Print and Mail Application: You may also print an application to request an absentee by mail ballot which you can complete and deliver to your parish registrar of voters. Delivery may be by U.S. Postal Service, commercial carrier, hand delivery or fax. If hand delivered or faxed, the application can only be for you or your immediate family member. Select the application that applies to you:

View upcoming election dates. You will need to list the election dates on your application.

View voting information for military or overseas voters.
The registrar of voters must verify that you are qualified to vote by mail. If your eligibility cannot be verified, then you will be notified in writing and you will not receive a ballot. See Who can vote by mail? Some reasons your request to vote by mail may be rejected are:
  • your request was not received timely (see What is the timeline to vote by mail?);
  • you registered by mail, and you must vote in person the first time, unless an exception applies (see Who can vote by mail?);
  • you applied to vote by mail from a parish or district/precinct where you are not registered to vote or eligible to vote;
  • your application to register to vote was not received timely and therefore, you are not eligible to vote in the election (you must register to vote 30 days before an election in order to vote in the election); or 
  • your request was incomplete (you may vote early or on Election Day).
When voting by mail, check to make sure you have received all of the following from the registrar of voters:
  • official ballot(s) (white paper ballot(s) for either the primary or general election);
  • affidavit envelope (secrecy envelope to seal your voted ballot with affidavit flap to certify your information);
  • return envelope (to mail secrecy envelope with voted ballot(s) to registrar of voters); and
  • instructions for absentee voting by mail.
Check to make sure you have received the following:

1. Official white paper ballot for the primary election;
2. Green ranking ballot for the general election (run-offs if there are two (2) or more candidates in a race);
3.  Instructions;
4. White secrecy envelope with affidavit flap for white paper ballot;
5. Green secrecy envelope with affidavit flap for green ranking ballot;
6. White return envelope.

If there are any propositions added to a general election, you may receive a 2nd mailing with a white paper ballot for the general election that were not on the green ranking
ballot, along with a white secrecy envelope with affidavit flap and a white return envelope.



If you have received your mail ballot but you will not have time to return it by mail, you may request that the registrar of voters send you the documents to return your ballot by fax. The documents include an affidavit and a statement waiving your right to a secret ballot. These documents along with your voted ballot are to be faxed back to the registrar of voters.

Additionally, if you have not yet received your mail ballot, you can request that the registrar of voters also send your ballot by fax.
Your ballot, an affidavit and a statement waiving your right to a secret ballot will be faxed and you must complete these documents and return them along with your voted ballot by mail or by fax.  

Instructions for absentee voting by mail for all voters (other than military and overseas citizens):

  1. View and confirm that you have your correct ballot by logging in to the Louisiana Voter Portal or downloading the free GeauxVote app on any smartphone or tablet.
  2. Mark your ballot - all pages, front and back by completely filling in the oval next to your choice.  Pencil, black or blue pen are accepted.  Do not make any stray or identifying marks on the ballot.  You must mark your own ballot unless you are eligible for assistance.  Request a replacement ballot, if necessary.
  3. Place voted ballot (all pages) in the Ballot Envelope and seal.  The Ballot Envelope has a perforated Affidavit flap attached.  Do not detach/remove the Affidavit flap from the Ballot Envelope. 
  4. Complete Section 1:  Election Date and Voter Information.  Print the date of election.  Print name, parish, address, city/town, and ward/precinct if not prepopulated on the Ballot Envelope Affidavit flap. (Your ward/precinct are on the return address label of the Return Envelope, if needed).  Print our mother's maiden name or "unknown".
  5. Complete Section 2: Certification and Signatures. Read the statements that you are attesting to in voting.  Sign and print your name on the Affidavit flap in the presence of a witness.  The witness must sign and print their name.
  6. Complete Section 3: Assistance Acknowledgement:  If registered for assistance, the person assisting you must also sign the Acknowledgment at the bottom of the Affidavit flap.  If you are not registered for assistance, leave blank.
  7. Place the sealed Ballot Envelope with attached completed Affidavit flap containing the voted ballot in the Return Envelope that is addressed to the registrar of voters.  Add First-Class Mail postage, if mailing.  Return ballot by mail, commercial courier, hand delivery or by fax.  (Contact your registrar of voters for fax information.)

Ballot will be counted on election night by the parish board of election supervisors with a digital scanner or by hand.

See What is the timeline to vote by mail? for all deadlines.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. To change a vote, use pencil and erase completely or if black or blue pen were used, request a replacement ballot from your registrar of voters.  Only vote for the number of candidates to be elected or only vote for or against a proposition.  If you overvote, your ballot will be VOID in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1309.
  2. A voter is eligible for assistance if registered to vote as needing assistance, unable to read, or physically disabled including visual impairment.  A voter may receive assistance from any person he chooses, except from a CANDIDATE, employer, employer's agent, or union agent. A voter registration application requesting a change for assistance in voting or proof of disability is required to be filed with the registrar of voters either by mail or in person if you become disabled after registering and need assistance in voting, unless assistance is needed because you are unable to read.  The person assisting a voter must inform the voter that a signature or mark constitutes certification that all statements on the affidavit are true and correct and subject to fine or imprisonment, or both, for false or incorrect statements.  La R.S. 18:1310 If voting a mail ballot under the Nursing Home Program, no owner, operator, administrator, or employee of the nursing home may assist in voting. (La. R.S. 18:1333) 
  3. Your ballot will be counted by comparing the name on your affidavit to the list of absentee by mail ballots and determining if your ballot is valid.  A ballot may be rejected if: (1) it is successfully challenged by a candidate or their representative, a member of the board, or a qualified elector on grounds that the voter is not qualified to vote in the election or precinct or is not the person whose name is shown as being registered to vote; (2) the board has cause to reject the ballot; or (3) the ballot contains a distinguishing mark or feature that allows it to be identified as the voter's ballot.  Cause may include failure to fill in any and/or all blanks on the Affidavit flap of the Ballot Envelope.
NOTE - these instructions are not for ballots received electronically (by email).  Please refer to the instructions transmitted with your electronic ballot.

Military and overseas citizens, instructions for absentee voting by mail:
  1. REVIEW and confirm that you have your correct ballot by logging in to the Louisiana Voter Portal or by downloading the free GeauxVote app on any smartphone or tablet.

            Primary Election includes: 
             
ü  Primary Election white paper ballot and Ballot Envelope with Affidavit flap;
                
ü  General Election (Green Ranking Ballot) and green Ballot Envelope with Affidavit flap; and
                
ü  One Return Envelope addressed to the registrar of voters.
            
General Election includes:
                
ü  General Election white paper ballot and Ballot Envelope with Affidavit flap for any propositions added to the General Election; and
                
ü  One Return Envelope pre-addressed to your registrar of voters.

 

    2.    MARK your white paper ballot - all pages, front and back. Completely fill in the oval next to your choice.  Pencil, black or blue pen are accepted. Do not make any stray or identifying marks on ballot.  You must mark your own ballot unless you are eligible for assistance.  Request a replacement ballot, if necessary.

    3.    PLACE voted white paper ballot (all pages) in the Ballot Envelope and seal.  The Ballot Envelope has a perforated Affidavit flap attached - Do NOT detach/remove the Affidavit flap from the Ballot Envelope.

    4.  FILL in all blanks that are not pre-populated on the Affidavit, specifically:  Print the date of election.  Print name, parish and your Louisiana residential address where registered to vote if not pre-populated on the Ballot Envelope Affidavit flap.  (Your voter registration number will be added by the registrar of voters).  Print your mother's maiden name or "unknown".

    5.  SIGN AND PRINT your name on the Affidavit flap after reading the statements that you are attesting to in voting.

    6.  ASSISTANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT - If registered for assistance, the person assisting you in voting must sign and print their name on the Acknowledgement signature line at the bottom of the Affidavit flap.  If you are not registered for assistance in voting, leave blank.

    7.  PLACE the sealed Ballot Envelope with attached completed Affidavit flap containing the voted ballot in the white Return Envelope that is addressed to the registrar of voters.  (If voting a General Election (green Ranking Ballot), do not seal until you have completed voting your General Ballot (green Ranking Ballot) and included it in the Return Envelope.

GENERAL ELECTION (green Ranking Ballot) instructions:

    
1.  The General Election (green Ranking Ballot) is sent with the Primary Election white paper ballot in order to timely vote in both elections for all candidate races where there are more than two candidates in a race.  The deadline to add a proposition or question to the General Election falls after the Primary Election ballots are mailed and therefore, a General Election white paper ballot may be sent in a separate mailing before the General Election if a proposition or question was added to the election.

    2.  MARK your General Election (green Ranking Ballot) by preference for each candidate by ranking your candidate choices by placing the number one (1) in the box next to the candidate's name of your first choice, the number two (2) next to the candidate's name of your second choice, and so on until you have completed voting.  You may rank all candidates in each race.

    3.  PLACE voted General Election (green Ranking Ballot)(all pages) in the green Ballot Envelope and seal.  Green Ballot Envelope has a perforated flap with an Affidavit - DO NOT DETACH OR REMOVE THE AFFIDAVIT FROM THE BALLOT ENVELOPE.

    
4.  FOLLOW the instructions in numbers 4-7 above to complete the process.

RETURNING VOTED BALLOT(S) AND COUNTING INFORMATION

    1.  No postage is necessary. (To be mailed without prepayment of postage, the balloting materials must be deposited at a U.S. Post Office, an overseas U.S. Military Post Office (APO/FPO), a Diplomatic Post Office (DPO), or an American Embassy or American Consulate in accordance with DMM 703.8.2.2

    2. Return ballots by mail, commercial courier, hand delivery or by fax (Contact your registrar of voters for fax information or other special return methods).

Ballots will be counted election night by the parish board of election supervisors with a digital scanner or by hand.  If your first choice candidate is eliminated in the primary, your second choice candidate will receive your vote in the General Election and so on until order of preference is exhausted.  If you choose to number only one candidate and if that candidate does not advance to the General Election, you will NOT have cast a vote for a candidate for that office in the General Election.

IMPORTANT NOTES:  
    1. To change a vote, use pencil and erase completely or if black or blue pen were used, request a replacement ballot from your registrar of voters.  If you will not have time to request a replacement ballot by mail, contact the registrar of voters for another delivery method. Only vote for the number of candidates to be elected or only vote for or against a proposition.  If you overvote, your ballot will be VOID in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1309.

    2. A voter is eligible for assistance if registered to vote as needing assistance, unable to read, or physically disabled including visual impairment.  A voter may receive assistance from any person he chooses, except from a CANDIDATE, employer, employer's agent or union agent.  A voter registration application requesting a change for assistance in voting or proof of disability is required to be filed with the registrar of voters either by mail or in person if you become disabled after registering and need assistance in voting, unless assistance is needed because you are unable to read.  The person assisting a voter must inform the voter that a signature or mark constitutes certification that all statements on the affidavit are true and correct and subject to fine or imprisonment, or both, for false or incorrect statements. (La. R.S. 18:1310).

    3. Your ballot will be counted by comparing the name on your affidavit to the list of absentee by mail ballots and determining if your ballot is valid.  A ballot may be rejected if: (1) it is successfully challenged by a candidate or their representative, a member of the board, or a qualified elector on grounds that the voter is not qualified to vote in the election or precinct or is not the person whose name is shown as being registered to vote; (2) the board has cause to reject the ballot; or (3) the ballot contains a distinguishing mark or feature that allows it to be identified as the voter's ballot.  Cause may include failure to fill in any and/or all blanks on the Affidavit flap of the Ballot Envelope.                                                                                                                                                                     

Your vote will be counted election night by the parish board of election supervisors by a digital scanner or hand count.

Your ballot will be counted by first comparing the name on your affidavit to the list of absentee by mail ballots and determining if your ballot is valid. A ballot may be rejected if:

  • it is challenged successfully by a candidate or his or her representative, a member of the board, or a qualified elector for grounds of the applicant not being qualified to vote in the election or in the precinct, or not being the person whose name is shown as being registered to vote;
  • the board has cause to reject the ballot; or
  • the ballot contains a distinguishing mark or feature making the ballot susceptible of identification (cause may include failure to fill in any and/or all blanks on the affidavit).
A white paper ballot may be counted by optical scan or hand count by the parish board of election supervisors in accordance with law.  

A green ranking absentee ballot for military and overseas citizens to vote in a general election may be counted by the parish board of election supervisors by hand count according to your ranking(s). If your first choice candidate was eliminated in the primary, your second choice candidate will receive your vote and so on until your order of preference is exhausted. If you choose to number only one candidate and if that candidate does not advance to the general election, you will not have cast a vote for a candidate for that office in the general election.

Your ballot will be counted by first comparing the name on your certificate to the list of absentee by mail ballots and determining if your ballot is valid. A ballot may be rejected if it is challenged successfully by a candidate or his representative, a member of the board, or a qualified elector for grounds of the applicant not being qualified to vote in the election or in the precinct, or not being the person whose name is shown as being registered to vote; the board has cause to reject the ballot; or the ballot contains a distinguishing mark or feature making the ballot susceptible of identification (cause may include failure to fill in any and/or all blanks on the certificate).
No.  You may return your mail ballot by mail, fax, or hand delivery. If hand delivered or faxed, you may only return your own ballot, unless you are returning a ballot for a family member. You will be required to sign a statement or form.  Please contact your local registrar of voters. 
There are special provisions for U.S. military or overseas citizens during a time of declared emergency. Please contact your parish registrar of voters to see if you are eligible to return your mail ballot by email.
Only a military or overseas citizen who has made a timely application to vote by mail in accordance with Louisiana law and who did not receive an absentee by mail ballot may use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.  And only candidates on Louisiana's ballot may be written in on the FWAB.
No, Louisiana does not allow write-in candidates.

Louisiana state law prohibits:

  • giving or offering to give, directly or indirectly, money or anything of present or prospective value to influence a vote;
  • intimidating, deceiving or misinforming, directly or indirectly, any voter or prospective voter in matters concerning voting or nonvoting;
  • voting or attempting to vote more than once at an election;
  • offering money or anything of apparent present or prospective value or use, directly or indirectly, or engage in any form of intimidation to influence the action or encourage inaction of any election official with regard to the duties of his or her office;
  • disobeying any lawful instruction of the registrar, deputy registrars, commissioners or a law enforcement officer assisting at the early voting location or polling place or without lawful authority, obstructing, hindering or delaying any voter on his way to or while returning home from any early voting location or polling place where an election is held or impede a voter from entering or exiting an early voting location or polling place;
  • voting or attempting to vote, knowing that you are not qualified, or influencing or attempting to influence another to vote, knowing such voter to be unqualified or the vote to be fraudulent;
  • voting or attempting to vote in the name of another or in an assumed or fictitious name, or in any manner other than as provided by the Louisiana Election Code;
  • supplying a false answer or statement to an election official or on any document required by the Louisiana Election Code, or executing an affidavit knowing it to contain false or incorrect information;
  • forging the name of another, or using a fictitious name on an affidavit or document required by the Louisiana Election Code;
  • unlawfully, directly or indirectly, possessing, tampering with, breaking, impairing, impeding or otherwise interfering with the maintenance, adjustment, delivery, use or operation of any voting machine or with any paraphernalia connected with or appertaining to the machine;
  • voters, election officials, watchers (Election Day only), or persons assisting a voter to allow a ballot to be seen, (except as provided by law), announce the manner in which a person has cast a ballot, place a distinguishing mark on a ballot with intent to make the ballot identifiable or make a false statement concerning a voter's ability to mark a ballot without assistance;
  • coercing, compelling or otherwise influencing an assisted voter to cast a vote in a certain way or fail to mark the ballot or vote in the manner dictated by the voter by the person providing assistance;
  • signing another voter's name in the precinct register;
  • attempting to influence an election official or watcher (Election Day only) in the performance of his or her duties;
  • appearing in an intoxicated condition or possessing any beverage of alcoholic content;
  • voting at the polls on Election Day if you have voted early or submitted your absentee by mail ballot;
  • voting if you have moved more than three months ago to an address outside of the parish or if registered to vote in another parish or state;
  • remaining within any early voting location or polling place or within a radius of 600 feet of the entrance of any polling place, except when exercising the right to vote, after having been directed by a commissioner or law enforcement officer to leave the premises or area of an early voting location or polling place;
  • placing or displaying political signs, pictures, or other forms of political advertising and/or handing out, placing or displaying campaign cards, pictures or other campaign literature of any kind or description whatsoever, unless on private property which is not being used as an early voting location or polling place;
  • carrying or possessing a firearm, except a peace officer in the performance of his or her duties; and
  • accepting directly, or indirectly anything of economic value, including reimbursement of costs, for the purpose of transporting a voter to an early voting location or polling place, or for driving or being in charge of any motor vehicle being used for such purpose (bus, taxi or licensed transportation are exempt).
View the Louisiana Election Code, Title 18 of Louisiana's revised statutes.
Federal law prohibits:
  • knowingly and willfully intimidating, threatening, coercing or attempting to intimidate, threaten or coerce any person for voting or urging or aiding any person to vote or attempting to vote in any election for federal office;
  • knowingly and willfully depriving, defrauding, or attempting to deprive or defraud the residents of Louisiana of a fair and impartially conducted election process by the procurement, casting or tabulation of ballots that are known by the person to be materially false, fictitious or fraudulent under the laws of the state of Louisiana in any election for federal office; and
  • conspiring to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate any person in the free exercise or enjoyment of the right to vote or because of his or her having so exercised the right to vote.
To report fraud in a federal election, contact the nearest office of the FBI or your local U.S. Attorney's office. Additionally, you may contact the Elections Compliance Unit ("ECU") toll-free at 800.722.5305, the Election's Division toll-free at 800.883.2805.

To report a federal violation under The Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits racial or language minority discrimination in voting, contact:

Chief, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division
Room 7254-NWB
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530

toll-free 800.253.3931
202.307.2767

To make a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, contact: Voting Rights Division, Department of Justice toll-free 800.514.0301 (option 7)

To file a notarized written complaint under the Help America Vote Act, contact: Election's Division toll-free at 800.883.2805.
To report voting fraud, contact the Elections Division toll-free at 800.883.2805 or contact the nearest office of the FBI or your local U.S. Attorney's office.

To file a written notarized complaint with the elections division of the Louisiana Department of State, contact:

Commissioner of Elections
Department of State
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
If you have further questions about voting by mail, please call your parish registrar of voters.