The Power Coalition pursues a strategy of integrated voter engagement to encourage and empower our fellow Louisianans to participate in their democracy. Integrated voter engagement is not a transactional strategy that is focused on a single election or political issue, but instead is a constant effort to more fully engage Louisianans in all aspects of civic life.


Your vote is your voice. It’s important that we have real representation at the polls to make sure our voices are heard across the State.

Louisiana State
Legislature 2018

Session Convenes: March 12
Session Adjourns: June 4


Primary Election: March 24, 2018
In-Person Reg. Deadline: Feb. 21
Early Vote: March 10-17

General Election: April 28, 2018
In-Person Reg. Deadline: March 28
Early Vote: April 14 – 21


Primary Election: Nov. 6, 2018
In-Person Reg. Deadline: Oct. 9
Early Vote: Oct. 23 – 30

General Election: Dec 8, 2018
In-Person Reg. Deadline: Nov. 7
Early Vote: Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

Your voice matters.

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Make your voice heard.

In 2016, The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice mobilized constituencies with a targeted voting strategy to push for real voice and power by reaching more than 30,000 infrequent voters of color statewide, including Jefferson, Orleans, Calcasieu, Terrebonne, East Baton Rouge, Ouachita, Caddo and Bossier parishes.

In 2017, PCEJ focused on increasing the mobilizing capacity of our partners by moving to a paperless program for the Orleans Parish elections. We recorded over 53,000 contact attempts in the 2017 Orleans parish elections, increasing voter turnout of infrequent voters we successfully contacted by more than 15%. Our 2017 Voter Contact report provides a more complete picture of our work in the past year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Secretary of State Elections Division, P.O. Box 94125, Baton Rouge, LA 70804 and you can 1-800-883-2805 or visit online at  

Your local Registrar of Voter:

East Baton Rouge
222 St. Louis Street, Suite 201, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3940

Jefferson Parish
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 502, Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 736-6191

5001 West Bank Expressway, Suite C-2, Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 349-5690

408 Minor Street, Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 467-5168

Orleans Parish
City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, #1W23, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 658-8300

225 Morgan Street, Room 105, New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 658-8323

Calcasieu Parish
Parish Courthouse, 1000 Ryan St – Rm 7, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 721-4000

Terrebonne Parish
8026 Main Street, Suite 101 Houma, La 70360
(985) 873-6533

Caddo Parish
525 Marshall, Suite 103 Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 226-6891

Each voter is required to identify himself or herself by giving his or her name and address to a commissioner; and by presenting a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card or other generally recognized picture identification card that contains the name and signature of the applicant or completing an Identification Affidavit if no photo identification is available. A voter without photo ID is subject to challenge by law. You may obtain a free Louisiana special identification card by presenting your voter information card to the Office of Motor Vehicles.

To vote in Louisiana, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Louisiana and the parish you are registering in
  • At least 17 years old and 18 years old prior to the next election
  • Not currently under an order of imprisonment for conviction of afelony or a judgment of interdiction for mental incompetence


Phone: Call the Secretary of State’s office at 1-800-883-2805

Find a paper form at:

  • Your Local Post Office
  • Office of Motor Vehicles
  • Louisiana Department of Social Services offices including WIC, food stamp, and Medicaid offices
  • Armed Forces recruitment offices
  • Offices for persons with disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers or Independent Living offices

You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like you are voting on Election Day. Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so at the parish registrar of voters office or at designated locations in the parish from 8.30 am to 6 pm from 14 days to seven days prior to any scheduled election.