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Power Voter
  1. Vote in every election

  2. Complete 2020 U.S. Census

  3. Hold your elected officials accountable
Take the Power Voter Pledge

Your VOICE matters.
You have POWER.
Your VOTE counts.

Voting is personal.
Voting is local.
Voting is your future.

Voting is always crucial to making the change we want to see in the world. But this year it’s more personal than ever before. EVERY race on your ballot impacts your life. Your vote on district attorneys, judges, council members, and others will determine our future.

Do You Have a Voting Plan?


Register to Vote

Register to vote online, print out a form to mail in, and check your registration status.

This will also tell you your

  • Party Affiliation
  • Parish
  • Ward/Precinct
  • Status
  • Where to Vote
  • Your Sample Ballot
  • & More!

Do you have a conviction record and are wondering if you're eligible to vote? Our friends at Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) have answers to your questions.

An informed voter is a Power Voter. Get informed.
Download a Sample Ballot
Register for a Power Forum

If you are planning to Vote By Mail (VBM), we recommend you do so as early as possible to make sure your vote is counted.

Official deadline to request a VBM ballot: October 30

Suggested deadline to request a VBM ballot: October 6

Official deadline to return a completed VBM ballot: November 2

Suggested deadline to return a completed VBM ballot: October 20

Online Application:

  1. Visit https://voterportal.sos.la.gov and click the "Search By Voter" button.
  2. Type in your First Name, Last Name and Zip Code, or Birth Month and Year, and click "Submit".
  3. Click the "Request Absentee Ballot" link found under the Quick Links heading.
  4. Complete requested information and submit.

Print and Mail Application:

  1. Visit the Louisiana Secretary of State website to print :
    1. General Application:
      bit.ly/LAVBMApplication
    2. Disabled Application:
      bit.ly/LADisabledApplication
    3. Temporary COVID-19 Application:
      bit.ly/LACovid19Application
  2. Type in your First Name, Last Name and Zip Code, or Birth Month and Year, and click "Submit".
  3. Return it to the Secretary of State via
    • the U.S. Postal Service
    • commercial carrier
    • fax
    OR, you or an immediate family member can deliver the ballot to your Parish Registrar of Voters.
  4. Once your application is approved you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail.

Once Your Ballot is Filled Out:

  1. You can return your voted ballot by mail or fax.
  2. You can track the status of your absentee by mail ballot on your voter portal at the Louisiana Secretary of State website: https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/Home/VoterLogin
What Do You Need to Bring To The Polling Location to Vote?

You must bring ONE of the following:*

  • Driver’s license
  • Louisiana Special ID*
  • LA Wallet Digital Driver’s License
  • A recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature
* If you do not have any of the above, you can still cast your vote by signature on a voter affadavit.

* A Louisiana Special ID can be obtained at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card. If you have misplaced it, you can print a new one online at geauxvote.com or request one from your registrar of voters.
Complete the Census Today

November 3:
Presidential Election
Congressional Open Primary


Deadline for Online Voter Registration:
October 13
Deadline for In Person or By Mail Voter Registration:
October 5
Register to Vote

Official deadline to request a Vote by Mail Ballot:
October 30

by 4:30 PM CST

Suggested deadline to request a VBM ballot: October 6

If you are planning to vote by mail (VBM), we recommend you do so as early as possible to make sure your vote is counted.

If you meet one of the following requirements, you have until 4:30 p.m. CST on November 2 to request a ballot:

  • Military personnel and/or their dependent
  • Residing outside the U.S.
  • Hospitalized

Official deadline to return a completed VBM Ballot:
November 2

by 4:30 PM CST

Suggested deadline to return a completed a VBM ballot:
October 20

If you meet one of the following requirements, you have until 8:00 p.m. CST on November 3 to return a completed ballot to your parish registrar of voters:

  • Military personnel and/or their dependent
  • Residing outside the U.S.
  • Hospitalized

Early Voting:
October 16-27

(Except Sunday Oct. 18 and Sunday Oct. 25)

Polls Open:
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM CST
Election Day:
November 3

Polls Open:
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST

December 5: Congressional General Election


Early Voting:
November 20-28

(excluding Sunday, Nov. 22, Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, Nov. 27 (Acadian Day)
Polls Open:
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM CST
Election Day:
December 5

Polls Open:
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST

Find Your Polling Location

Visit the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Voter Portal to find out everything you need to know about your polling locations, home district, and elected officials. You can also check your voter registration and find out how to get an Vote By Mail Ballot or Provisional Ballot.
Find My Polling Place
Request a Vote By Mail Ballot

Better Know Your District

Our partner, the Louisiana Budget Project, breaks down what you need to know about every House and Senate district in Louisiana. Visit their District Fact Sheets page to learn more about your home district.
District Fact Sheets
Find Your Local Register or Voters' Office
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The People's Agenda

For the past five years, the Power Coalition has been touring the state, listening to people like you, learning about the problems facing our communities, and trying to identify the root causes of those problems. That process informed the development of our People’s Agenda--a set of four issues that we think are key to empowering you and your community and turning the tide of Louisiana politics.

They are:

1. Expand economic opportunity
When new jobs actually come to your community, do those jobs pay living wages and offer the benefits you need to provide security for you and your family? Do they pay everyone the same, regardless of gender or race? Do you, your family, and your community have equal access to quality healthcare and education? Sadly, in Louisiana, the answer to those questions is usually ‘No’. When we talk about economic opportunity, we have to make sure that opportunity is real and that it includes every person and every community.

2. Continued and sustained criminal justice reform
Despite many recent successes in reforming the criminal justice system, Louisiana still has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Is that truly “just”? We need to build on those successes so we can make sure that the word “Justice” truly is at the heart of our criminal justice system.

3. Prioritize fiscal fairness
Did you know that in Louisiana wealthy people actually pay a much smaller tax burden than low- and moderate-income earners? Did you know that we give away 10 times more in corporate welfare per person than the national average, with much of that money going to major polluters? If we want to create an economy that works for all of us, then we need to turn that inequitable tax system on its head.

4. Ensure fair, equitable electoral districts
Do you think the political process in Louisiana is functioning properly? Most people don’t, and redistricting is at the core of that dysfunction. To fix this broken system, we’re going to need to work toward a full and proper count during the 2020 Census, which will inform (and hopefully help ensure) a fair, equitable, and transparent redistricting process in 2021.

Your Voice Matters

Get more information about voting in your area.
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Secretary of State

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Frequently Asked Questions About Voting