The 2022 elections in Louisiana will feature a variety of statewide & local primaries and some federal races.
To register to vote in Louisiana, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen;
- be 17 years old (16 years old if registering in person at the Registrar of Voters Office or at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles), but must be 18 years old to vote;
- not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony or, if under such an order not have been incarcerated pursuant to the order within the last five years and not be under an order of imprisonment related to a felony conviction for election fraud or any other election offense pursuant to La. R.S. 18:1461.2;
- not be under a judgment of full interdiction for mental incompetence or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights;
- reside in the state and parish in which you seek to register; and
- must be registered at least 20 days prior to an election if registering through the GeauxVote Online Registration System with a Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana special ID card, or 30 days prior to an election if registering in person or by mail to be eligible to vote in that particular election. If mailing in an application, the application or envelope must be postmarked 30 days prior to the first election in which you seek to vote.
Early voting is March 6-13 (excluding Sunday, March 7) from 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. for the Nov 3 General Election. East Baton Rouge voters who wish to vote early may do so in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office (at 222 St. Louis Street, STE #201, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) or at designated locations in the parish up to a week before the election. See the list below for early voting locations.
In Louisiana, voters are required to have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail (except military or overseas voters). The list of specific reasons that qualify you to vote by mail can be found here. You can submit an application requesting a mail ballot through the Secretary of State’s online system or you may print and mail an application directly to your registrar of voters.
IMPORTANT: Be mindful of standard mail delivery times & 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 and your vote is counted!
General Election/Runoff Election