Louisiana Voter Registration Form – Register to Vote in LA

Updated February 18, 2022

A Louisiana voter registration form permits eligible Louisiana residents to vote in any upcoming election. These forms must be completed and submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to any election. Voters have the option of registering online through the Louisiana Secretary of State’s web portal but must complete this process twenty (20) days prior to any election in order to cast a vote. Registration in Louisiana requires a Social Security number and voting requires one (1) piece of identification to be presented at the polling station. Voters without valid identification can still vote but must sign an affidavit. All individuals must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to register in the State of Louisiana.

Check Your Voting Status – www.voterportal.sos.la.gov/home/voterlogin

Deadline – Registration must be completed 30 days prior to an election (20 days prior if registering online).

Find a Polling Place – www.voterportal.sos.la.gov/

Register Online – www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Pages/OnlineVoterRegistration

Where to Send Voter Registration Form – All forms can be mailed or hand-delivered to the registrant’s local Registrar of Voters Office.

Voter ID (§ 18:101.1) – Registered voters must present a valid Louisiana driver’s license, Louisiana ID card, or other photo ID card with their name and signature. Voters without such identification can still vote but they must sign an affidavit subject to challenge by the Louisiana Secretary of State.

How to Write

Step 1 – To begin, download the Louisiana Voter Registration Form.

Step 2 – The first part of the registration form asks whether the registrant is registering for the first time or updating registration information. Next, in order to be eligible to vote, registrants must select “Yes” to both questions under section (1) and, under section (2) enter the registrant’s full name.

Step 3 – Enter the following information into the appropriate fields under sections (3) through (17):

  • Address of residence
  • Mailing address (if different from residence)
  • Birthdate
  • SSN (at least last 4 digits)
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Party affiliation
  • Place of birth
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Email (optional)
  • Phone number(s) (optional)
  • Louisiana driver’s license or ID number
  • Voting assistance – yes or no
  • Place of last residence
  • Place of last registration
  • Former registered name (if applicable)

Step 4 – Lastly, sign and date the form. Two (2) witness signatures are required if the registrant was unable to provide a proper signature.

Step 5 – Voter registration form must be submitted by mail or in person to the registrant’s local Registrar of Voters Office within thirty (30) days before an election.