October 21st, 2015 is the last day to register to vote! Visit www.geauxvote.com for more information or to register /check your registration status!
If you had already registered by September 23, 2015, you are able to vote in the 2015 gubernatorial primary happening this Saturday, October 24th. If you vote this Saturday, do so as early as you can and encourage others to ensure maximum participation.
If you are voting on Saturday for the primary election, or voting during the general election* on November 21st, here’s what you should know:
When you go to the polls to cast your vote in either election, be sure to take one of the following:
- a driver’s license;
- a Louisiana Special ID; or
- some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.
If you do not have a driver’s license, Louisiana Special ID, or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature, you may still cast your vote by signature on a voter affidavit.
Election day voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for both the Saturday primary and general elections. Early voting for the general election will occur November 7th-14th.
Go here to find where you vote on election day during the primary and general elections, or call your parish registrar of voters office. Your voter information card that you received by mail also lists your polling place.
*Louisiana is the only state that has what is known as a nonpartisan blanket primary/top-two primary/or “jungle primary” system, where all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are listed on one ballot during a primary election. Voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. If a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, they are declared the winner. If no one wins a simple majority during the primary election, a runoff between the two candidates with the highest votes will happen in a general election. For 2015, October 24th is the Primary Election, and November 21st is the General Election.