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In-State Registered Voting Process

Would you like to vote early?


  • The early voting period for the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Election begins on October 25, 2016 to November 1, 2016 (with the exception of Sundays and/or holidays).
    • Early voting begins at 8:30 AM on each day and ends at 6 PM.
  • Locations of each early voting polling station by parish can be found on the Secretary of States Website:
    • At early voting, the voter must present either: a driver’s license, a Louisiana special ID, or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.
      • Voters with no picture ID may bring a utility bill, payroll check, or government document that includes their name or address, but they will have to sign an affidavit furnished by the elections division in order to vote.


  • Voting in the same area you are registered?
    • The Election Day voting period for the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Election is from 6 AM to 8 PM on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
      • Where am I voting?
        • Quickly download the Secretary of State’s Geaux Vote app and enter your permanent address. Your voting precinct will show up for the upcoming election.
  • Voting in a different area but in-state?
    • The last day to request an absentee-by-mail ballot for the Presidential and Congressional election is 4:30 PM on November 4, 2016.

Residency status for voting purposes is not the same as residency status for tuition and fee purposes.