MARK YOUR Calendar
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.

Municipal and Legislative Elections

Primary Election

In Person/By Mail Registration Deadline
September 11, 2019

Geaux Vote Online Registration Deadline
September 21, 2019

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar
October 8, 2019

Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
October 11, 2019

Early Voting Begins
September 28, 2019

Early Voting Ends
October 5, 2019

Date of Election
October 12, 2019

Run-off Election

In Person/By Mail Registration Deadline
October 16, 2019

Geaux Vote Online Registration Deadline
October 26, 2019

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar
November 12, 2019

Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot
November 15, 2019

Early Voting Begins
November 2, 2019

Early Voting Ends
November 9, 2019

Date of Election
November 16, 2019

Louisiana State Legislature 2020
Session Convenes: March 9, 2020
Session Adjourns: June 1, 2020

Power Voters:

1

Vote in every election

Express their voice through their VOTE.

Educates themselves about the candidates.

Turns out at least one other voter.

2

Take part in the
2020 U.S. Census

Understands that a full and proper Census count, especially in traditionally disenfranchised communities, is crucial to getting access to the resources those communities need.

Knows that a full and proper Census count is an important part of building political power in Louisiana.

Reaches out to family, friends, and neighbors to educate them about the importance of the 2020 Census.

3

Hold their elected officials accountable

Educates candidates and elected officials about the issues facing their community.

Follows up with elected officials to make sure they are actually fighting to fix those issues.

Stays engaged in the political process outside of election season.

Take the Power Voter Pledge

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 Absentee Ballot or Provisional Ballot.

Knowing 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.

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.

My Polling PlaceSecretary of State

Empower others to vote.

Make use of our Organizer’s Toolkit

Take ActionToolkit

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 About Voting

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

Your local Registrar of Voter:

East Baton Rouge
222 St. Louis Street, Suite 201, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3940 eastbatonrougerova@sos.la.gov

Jefferson Parish
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 502, Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 736-6191 Jeffersonrova@sos.la.gov

5001 West Bank Expressway, Suite C-2, Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 349-5690 Jeffersonrovb@sos.la.gov

408 Minor Street, Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 467-5168 Jeffersonovc@sos.la.gov

Orleans Parish
City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, #1W23, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 658-8300 Orleansova@sos.la.gov

225 Morgan Street, Room 105, New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 658-8323 Orleansovc@sos.la.gov

Calcasieu Parish
Parish Courthouse, 1000 Ryan St – Rm 7, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 721-4000 Calcasieurov@sos.la.gov

Terrebonne Parish
8026 Main Street, Suite 101 Houma, La 70360
(985) 873-6533 Terrebonnerov@sos.la.gov

Caddo Parish
525 Marshall, Suite 103 Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 226-6891 Caddorov@sos.la.gov

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

Online: www.GeauxVote.com

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.