Election Rules

Congressional Special Elections on March 20, 2021

March 2021 Special Election Voter Registration Deadline: February 17 in-person or by-mail, February 27 online

Deadline to request an absentee ballot: March 16 at 4:30PM

Early voting in Louisiana will take place March 6-13, view early voting locations here.

Louisiana’s Address Confidentiality Program provides survivors of abuse, sexual assault, or stalking with a secure address to use for voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons after the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID is required, if no ID is shown, then the voter must sign an affidavit affirming their identity.

Ranked Choice Voting: Military and oversees voters use ranked choice voting in state and federal runoff elections.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. Voters can access the application online and submit it online, or mail it to their Registrar of Voters’ office at least 4 days before the election. View the list of excuses and the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Louisiana is one of 13 states that has no women in its Congressional delegation. Louisiana ranks 44th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Lousiana Congressional Delegation

Louisiana State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Louisiana men had lower voter turnout than the United States overall while Louisiana women had higher voter turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size