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Things You Need To Know:
1. Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register online to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Monday, October 5, 2020.
The deadline to register in-person to vote is Monday, October 5, 2020.
The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Friday, October 30, 2020.
The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 20, 2020, to Tuesday, October 27, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
2. Polling Times:
6 a.m. to 8 p.m
3. Is Early Voting Available:
Yes, 14 - 17 days ahead of time
4. Can I Vote by Mail:
Yes, You can register here.
5. ID Needed for Voting:
Forms of identification with photograph, name, and address (one required)
A Louisiana driver's license
A Louisiana special ID card (you can get one for free at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card).
A Louisiana Wallet digital driver's license
Any other generally recognized picture ID card that contains your name and signature
If you do not have any form of ID, you can still vote by signature on a voter affidavit.
If you do not have a LA driver’s license or LA special ID, the last four digits of your social security number are required if you have one. Full SSN is preferred but optional. If you were not issued a social security number or a LA DL or ID and this form is submitted by mail, and you are registering to vote for the first time, in order to avoid additional identification requirements for first time voters you must attach one or more documents to prove your identity, residence, and date of birth. Documents may be: a) a copy of current and valid photo identification and/or b) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government documents. Your SSN remains confidential and is only used for registration purposes. No ID requirement to vote by mail
6. Voting Without Address
The Louisiana voter registration form requests a residential address but does allow a voter to "give a location" on a map if necessary. "If you use a rural route and box number, you may draw a map in box labeled “Give Location” to provide the exact location. Write in the names of the crossroads (streets) nearest to the residence. Draw an X to show residence. Use a dot to show any schools, churches, stores, or landmarks near the residence and write the name of the landmark"
7. Interesting Notes
Louisiana allows voters to register by using a National Mail Voter Registration Form. [Note the link to the federal form is broken]
8.Felony Disenfranchisement Rules
People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.