Upcoming Elections

There are no statewide elections in Louisiana in 2021

There are local primary elections in New Orleans and some special elections in state representative district 16 and 102 and state senate district 27 on October 9, 2021

There are general municipal elections in Orleans Parish on November 13, 2021

Election Rules

Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before Election Day in-person and by mail, 20 days before Election Day online

Early voting in Louisiana takes place from 18 days until 7 days before Election Day, 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