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Early Voting Begins for Louisiana Presidential Primary Election


Early voting for the presidential primary election commences on March 9, offering voters the opportunity to cast their ballots ahead of the official election day on March 23. The early voting period runs until March 16, excluding Sunday, March 10. Polling stations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


A list of early voting locations in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas is provided below:

  • Ascension Parish: Governmental Annex, Courthouse West, Oak Grove Community Center

  • Assumption Parish: Courthouse

  • East Baton Rouge Parish: Motor Vehicle Building, Fire Station Building, Louisiana State Archives Building, Central Branch Library, Baton Rouge City Hall

  • East Feliciana Parish: 11048 Bank St., Clinton

  • Iberville Parish: Iberville Parish Courthouse - Registrar of Voters

  • Livingston Parish: 20400 Government Blvd., Denham Springs/Walker Branch Library

  • Pointe Coupee Parish: 1919 Hospital Rd Suite 1, New Roads

  • St. Helena Parish: 17911 Highway 43 North, Greensburg

  • St. James Parish: St. James Parish Courthouse, St James Parish Courthouse Annex, Lutcher Machine Warehouse

  • St. Mary Parish: St Mary Parish Courthouse, St Mary Parish Annex Building

  • Tangipahoa Parish: Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse, Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office Substation

  • West Baton Rouge Parish: Courthouse Annex Building, 158 E St Francis St, Brusly

  • West Feliciana Parish: 5932 Commerce St - Governmental Complex, St Francisville

The Presidential Preference Primary is a closed-party primary, allowing only registered Democrats and Republicans to participate in their respective party's primary. However, voters in 24 parishes can cast their ballots in local elections regardless of party affiliation if their jurisdiction is included. It is recommended that voters verify their registration status, including party affiliation, before the registration deadlines.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is March 19 by 4:30 p.m. (excluding military and overseas voters). Absentee ballots can be requested online through the Voter Portal or in writing through the Registrar of Voters Office. The deadline for the registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is March 22 by 4:30 p.m. (excluding military and overseas voters).

On Election Day, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Any voter in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Voters can locate their polling place and view sample ballots by downloading the GeauxVote Mobile app or by visiting www.GeauxVote.com and logging into the Voter Portal. Electronic notifications can also be signed up for via GeauxVote Mobile.

Voters must bring identification with them to vote, such as a Louisiana driver’s license, Louisiana Special ID card, a recognized picture identification card with name and signature (e.g., passport), or a digital license via LA Wallet.

Real-time election results can be accessed via GeauxVote Mobile or at www.sos.la.gov.

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