Louisiana statutes require you to be registered 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that particular election.
No cost is associated with registering to vote. It is a right afforded to you as a United States citizen by the U.S. Constitution.
You must qualify to register with a residential address in the parish with a street or rural route address. Post office box addresses and mail center boxes do not qualify. We must know where you live so you are assigned to the proper voting precinct for Election Day.
Displaced voters: If you were involuntarily displaced to a new parish or state due to a gubernatorially declared emergency, but want to remain registered to vote at your pre-emergency address, you may remain registered there if you have not changed your registration address or filed a homestead exemption on a different residence. You should provide a mailing address, if different from your pre-emergency residence address, to your Registrar of Voters Office to remain an active voter.
If you have multiple addresses, 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 only at one of the places at which you reside. There is an exception in the law, however, for a person who resides in a nursing home or in a veterans' home. They may register and vote at the address where the nursing home or veterans' home is located, even though they have a homestead exemption on their residence.
If you have changed residence inside your parish after registering to vote, you should notify the registrar of voters office in your parish of any changes to your registration or make changes online.
If you have changed residence outside your parish after registering to vote, you are no longer eligible to remain registered in that parish. You must register in your new parish.
Once you are registered in your parish, you will remain registered as an active voter. If you move and your residential address is not able to be verified through the U.S. Postal Service during the annual canvass or you do not return the address confirmation card, you will be placed on inactive status. You can activate your status by verifying your residence address online with a change of address or in person either on election day before voting or at the Registrar of Voters Office by completion of an address confirmation card. If you do not verify your address and do not vote in two federal general elections, you may be canceled. You may also be suspended or canceled if you lose your civil rights or register to vote in another state. Your registration cannot be canceled between primary and general elections unless the registration was fraudulently placed on the registration records or if you are canceled pursuant to the annual canvas conducted by the registrar. A person whose registration has been canceled is not permitted to vote until they submit a new registration to the Registrar of Voters.
A change of name can be made by producing, in the presence of the registrar of voters, an affidavit stating the name under which the person desires to be registered. A person who changes their name by virtue of a judgment of court shall file with the Registrar of Voters a certified copy of the judgment or affidavit.
The Registrar of Voters office cannot change registrants name, residential address or political party between primary and general elections. You may fill out the paperwork to have the information changed, but they will not be changed in the rolls until after the general election.