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When registering to vote, if you do not possess a Louisiana driver's license or special identification card number or a social security number, you must attach a copy of your current and valid photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document. 

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Louisiana voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 30 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Postmarked 30 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 20 days before Election Day.
Election Day Registration:


Louisiana voter registration rules

To register in Louisiana you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a resident of Louisiana (A college student may elect to use his home address or his address while away at school);
  • Be at least 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles);
  • Not currently be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony. (If you are under an order but have not been incarcerated within the last five years, you ARE eligible to vote unless your conviction was for election fraud);
  • Not currently be under a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence.

Louisiana voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.

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