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Louisiana

Vote Early Day - State by State Voter Information

No-Excuse Mail Voting
In-Person Early Voting

Voter Information

Primary Election Day: November 26, 2022
Primary Ballots Mailed: November 26, 2022
Primary In-Person Early Voting Opens: No in-person early voting.
General Election Day: November 8, 2022
General Election Ballots Mailed: September 24, 2022
General Election In-Person Early Voting Opens: October 25, 2022
Additional Voting Information: Louisiana Elections Information Website

Notes

This state requires an excuse to vote by mail. Check out the information below to determine if you are eligible to vote by mail.

Absentee Voting Criteria

You may vote by absentee ballot in Louisiana if:

  • You are a student or teacher located and living outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof.
  • You are 65 years of age or older.
  • You are a minister, priest, rabbi, or other member of the clergy assigned outside of your parish of registration, or the spouse/dependent thereof.
  • You are or expect to be temporarily outside the territorial limits of the state or absent from your parish of registration during the early voting period and on Election Day.
  • You moved your residence to another parish more than 100 miles from the parish seat of your former residence after the voter registration books closed (the books close 30 days prior to Election Day).
  • 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 expect to be hospitalized on Election Day and did not have knowledge until after the time for early voting had expired; 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 work or expect to be offshore working and expect to be out of your precinct of registration both during the early voting period and on Election Day because of your employment or occupation.
  • You are incarcerated in an institution inside or outside of your parish of registration and you are not serving time for a felony conviction.
  • You are a program participant in the Department of State’s Address Confidentiality Program.
  • You will be sequestered on the day of Election Day.
  • You are the secretary of state, an employee of the secretary of state, or an employee of the registrar of voters.

If you have encountered a problem with voting, please call this national nonpartisan hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE.