Louisiana will elect a U.S. Senator in 2016.
Presidential Election and Congressional Primary registration deadline – October 11, 2016
Presidential Election and Congressional Primary date – November 8, 2016
Congressional General Election voter registration deadline – November 9, 2016
Congressional General Election date – December 10, 2016
[NOTE: For information on Municipal Election dates and deadlines, please go to the state election website listed below. Dates will vary between Orleans Parish and other Parishes.]
Election information phone number – 800-883-2805
State election website – http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/GetElectionInformation/Pages/default.aspx
Early voting –
In person –
Any voter may vote early in person, no excuse needed. Early in-person voting dates are as follows –
Presidential Election and Congressional Primary – October 25 to November 1, 2016 (except Sunday)
Congressional General Election – November 26 to December 3, 2016 (except Sunday)
By mail –
A voter may vote early by mail if he has a valid excuse. The most common valid excuses include: being 65 or over; being in the military or the spouse or dependent of someone in the military; expecting to be away from the voter’s parish of registration during the early voting period and election day; expecting to be hospitalized or restricted to bed by a physician during the early voting period and election day; or being disabled.
Application requests for absentee/vote-by-mail ballots must be made by the following dates –
Presidential Election and Congressional Primary – November 4, 2016
Congressional General Election – December 6, 2016
Voted absentee ballots must be received by the Registrar no later than the day before the election.