Register to Vote

To Qualify to Register You Must... Vote Icon

  1. Be a United States citizen.
  2. Be at least 17 years old to register but must be 18 years old to vote.
  3. Not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony.
  4. Not be under a judgment of full interdiction or limited interdiction where your right to vote has been suspended.
  5. Reside in the state and parish in which you seek to register and vote.

Where to Register

You may apply for voter registration by completing a Louisiana Voter Registration Application at any Registrar of Voters Office, mailing in a voter registration application or online registration at In addition, if you are seeking services at designated mandated sites, voter registration may be offered to you. Below is a list of mandated sites.

  • Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicle
  • Louisiana Department of Social Services, WIC, Food Stamp, and Medicaid offices
  • Offices serving persons with disabilities, such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living offices
  • Armed Forces Recruitment offices

What Do I Need?

If registering in person at a parish Registrar of Voters office, you are required to prove age, residency and identity. You may submit your current Louisiana driver's license, birth certificate or other documentation which sufficiently establishes your identity, age and residency. You must register to vote using your homestead exemption address. However, if you do not claim homestead exemption and reside at more than one place in the state with an intention to reside there indefinitely, you may register at only one of the places at which you reside.

When Can I Register?

Louisiana statutes requires you to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election. Upon completing a registration form, you will receive your voter identification card in the mail within two to 4 weeks after approval from the state.

Register by Mail

To register by mail, download the Louisiana Voter Registration Mail-In Application and return the completed form to your local Registrar of Voters office. Please note that the list of Registrar Offices is included on the form.

Changing Registration Information

  • WITHIN THE PARISH: Maintaining your correct and current address within your parish is your responsibility. You must contact us separately from the post office when you change your address or name. While this cannot be done over the phone, you can call for information and forms can be mailed to you. 
  • OUTSIDE THE PARISH: You must notify the Registrar of Voters office in your parish of any changes to your registration. If you have moved outside your parish to reside in another parish or state, you are no longer eligible to remain registered in that parish. If you are displaced due to a hurricane or any disaster, you may remain registered to vote as long as you do NOT register in another state. You should provide the Registrar of Voters office as soon as possible with your new mailing address in order to remain an active voter.
  • PARTY AFFILIATION: Your party affiliation can be changed by simply sending your Registrar of Voters a written note requesting your party change, including signature, completing another application or by downloading the Application For Change Of Party Affiliation Form Please note that if you are changing your party right before an election, it must be done 30 days prior to an election. Party changes received after book closing for an election cannot be in effect until the next election.

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