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Gov. Edwards Delays Fall Elections in Louisiana Following Hurricane Ida

The elections that would have been held on October 9 will now be held on November 13 and the general elections for run-offs that would have been held on November 13 will now be held on December 11.

Contacting U.S. Senators

All questions and comments regarding public policy issues, legislation, or requests for personal assistance should be directed to the senators from your state. Please be aware that as a matter of professional courtesy, many senators will acknowledge, but not respond to, a message from another senator's constituent.

Elections Division of the Louisiana Secretary of State

Go to the web page of the Elections Division of the Louisiana Secretary of State for information about how to register, where to vote, and what's on the ballot.

Federal Election Regulation

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforces the federal law that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

Federal Voting Rights Laws

The Voting Section enforces the civil provisions of the federal laws that protect the right to vote, including the Voting Rights Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act and the Civil Rights Acts.

Find your U.S. Congressional Representative

Link to the page to find out who your U.S. Representative is. You'll need your regular zip code plus the extra four (4) digits at the end. If you do not know the extra 4 digits, this site has a link to the U.S. Postal Service site, which will help you find your full zip code.

Get Informed About Candidates and Officials

Voting records; backgrounds; campaign finances; interest group ratings; issue positions.

Louisiana Parish Election Officials List

Parish-by-parish Registrar of Voters contact information.

Louisiana Voter Information

State guidelines, forms, FAQs and other voter registration information for displaced and absentee residents.

Lousiana Expungement Eligibility

This app will help you determine whether or not you can get your criminal record expunged under Louisiana law. If you are likely eligible for an expungement, you will find resources for pro bono and private attorneys who can assist you.

Military and Overseas Voters: Federal Voting Assistance Program

Those in the military or living overseas can find out how to vote in U.S. Elections at this site, sponsored by the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

National Mail Voter Registration Form

National Mail Voter Registration Form that allows you to register to vote from anywhere in the United States.

Official USPS Change-of-Address

Update your address with the Official USPS Change-of-Address.

Register to Vote

Information on voter registration- online, in-person, or by mail. Voter registration eligibility requirements and how to cancel your voter registration.

Reporting Election Fraud

Elections fraud hotline number is 1-800-722-5305.

Vote Early

You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day. Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at designated locations in the their parish from 14 to seven days prior to any scheduled election. When one or more state holidays fall within an early voting period, the first day for early voting will begin 15 days prior to the election. For presidential elections, the early voting period is from 18 to seven days before the election (except Sundays and legal holidays). When one or more state holidays fall within that early voting period, the first day for early voting will begin 19 days prior to the election. The registrars of voters will open their offices from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each day of early voting. When you go to cast your vote early, you will be asked to identify yourself with either a photo ID or signature on a voter affidavit. You may use a Louisiana driver’s license, a Louisiana special identification card, a United States military identification card that contains the applicant's name and picture or other generally recognized picture identification card that has your name and signature. You may wish to contact your local Registrar of Voters Office for specific locations, dates and times.

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