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Out-of-State Registered Voter Change Registration Process 

Would you like to change Louisiana to the state you are registered?


  • If you would like to change your residency, go through the process of registering to vote. If you are registering to vote online on the Secretary of States website or by mail, it will give you the option to put the state that you were last registered in enabling you to change the state you are currently registered.
  • If you go to any of the options below to register, or the Registrar of Voters office, the option will be offered to you.
    • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles;
    • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services;
    • WIC Offices;
    • Food Stamps Offices;
    • Medicaid Offices;
    • Offices offering persons of disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living Offices; or
    • Armed Forces recruitment offices.
  • The last day to register to vote in the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Election is October 11, 2016.
  • Once you register in the state of Louisiana, you must then contact your previous state's election official and cancel your voter registration in that state.  

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 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 with them: 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 in 2016 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.