How To Register To Vote In Louisiana

Voter Registration How To Register To Vote In Louisiana

How to Register to Vote in Louisiana

Casting one's vote at the ballot box is one of the most patriotic things that a person can do. They are telling the system that they want their voice to be heard, and their vote is counted equally with all others. To participate in this great system, one must first register to vote. Every state sets its own standards for voter registration, and the state of Louisiana has its own standards as well. We will cover those and the process for registering to vote in Louisiana. Additionally, you will hear about how DoNotPay can step in to help you get through this process as effortlessly as possible.

Who Is Eligible To Vote? 

When registering to vote in Louisiana, there are minimum standards that one must meet before they qualify for the ability to have their voice heard at the ballot box at all. For example, federal guidelines dictate that they must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Be a legal resident of the state of Louisiana
  3. Hold legal citizenship in the United States

On top of that, the state of Louisiana denies felonies the right to vote while they are serving their sentence. They can have those rights restored when they get out of prison, but only after a five-year waiting period and several layers of paperwork are processed. The state wants to make sure that only those who are on the right side of the law, so to speak, are granted the right to vote. 

Registration Deadlines In Louisiana

There are strict cutoff deadlines before an election by which time one must be registered to vote if they wish to participate. These deadlines are enforced, and if you miss the deadline, you simply won't be eligible to register to vote again until the election has passed. Here are the current deadlines under Louisiana state law:

Online registration20 days before the election
Registration by mailPostmarked 30 days before the election
In-person registration30 days before the election

No matter the method you opt to go for, pay close attention to the deadlines so you don't miss your window of opportunity to participate in the system. Too many people get left out of the right to vote because they just couldn't quite get themselves registered in enough time. We need to put an end to this by getting the information out there about when registration deadlines are and how to make sure you don't miss those deadlines.

Information Is Kept Safe

One thing that stops some people from registering to vote is that they are afraid that their personal information will then be available to the public to see. However, you don't have to worry about too much information being out there. The state Board of Elections only puts out the information that it deems to be completely necessary to verify who you are and where you need to go to vote. The following information is kept secure and safe for all registering voters:

  • Driver's license number
  • Social security number
  • Day and month of voter's birth
  • Mother's maiden name
  • E-mail address
  • Text message service
  • If the voter is entitled to assistance when voting

None of that information is going to be seen by the public. Your name will appear on a voter roll, but only for the sake of keeping track of who is voting where. The state needs to ensure that people are not voting more than once, so you may have to submit the bare minimum information to get your name put on the voter roll. That is not such a bad thing considering all of the privacy rights that you likely give up to do other things in your life such as join a social media website.

DoNotPay Can Help You Get Registered

All you have to do is:

  1. Search "voter registration" on DoNotPay.
  2. Select whether you want to register to vote, change your voter information, cancel your registration, or verify your registration.
  3. Enter the state you want to register in (or are registered in) and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements. Answer a few questions about you to help us verify your identity and complete your application.
  4. Provide your signature and verify that your information is correct.

After that, you are done. DoNotPay will take care of the rest of the process of getting you registered. You should be on the rolls in no time.

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