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Early voting begins: Louisiana Voter's Guide to 2020 November Election

Check out WWLTV's Voter Guide for all your questions about mail-in ballots, early voting, registration deadlines, and more.

NEW ORLEANS — If you're looking for information you'll need to get ready for the November election, this is a good place to start.

Am I registered to vote?

To check if you are registered to vote in Louisiana, start here.

You can register online or change your registration through the Louisiana Secretary of State's website or in person at your parish's registrar of voter's office or any Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles location.

If you are registered, you can use these links to find your registration, or change your party affiliation or contact information./

You can also lookup your early voting location, election dates and request an absentee ballot here.

Ed. Note: As of Oct. 14 2020, It's too late to register to vote in Louisiana in time to vote in the November Election.

How do I register to vote?

Here's a list of requirements to register to vote in Louisiana.

In Louisiana, residents who meet the above requirements can register to vote in person, by mail or online. The deadline to register to vote in the November election depends on how you plan to register. The key deadlines are below.

To participate in any election in Louisiana, people registering to vote using the state's GeauxVote Online Registration System with a Louisiana driver's license or special ID card have up until 20 days before the election to register, and that date is Oct. 13. 

Click here to learn more about how to register to vote.

Voter Registration Frequently Asked Questions

Know Your Deadlines:

Important: You should make sure you can register online before Oct. 5, in case you qualify for online registration. Some voters are required to register in person or by mail by Oct. 5.

Keep your eye on these important upcoming dates. 

View the full Secretary of State's Election Calendar.

What's on the ballot?

Click here to view your sample ballot.

Americans across the country will go to the polls to choose who will be the President of the United States for the next four years.

In Louisiana, residents will cast their votes for candidates in one U.S. Senate race, six U.S. House of Representative races among other local offices and propositions. Voters will also decide on several proposed amendments to Louisiana's state constitution.

 What amendments will be on ballots in Louisiana? Here's what they mean

The November election is a Congressional primary election in Louisiana, which is unlike most other states. Besides the presidential election, all candidates for an office run together in one election regardless of their party affiliations. 

Candidates for those seats who receive more than 50% of the vote on Nov. 3 will win their respective seats, but if no single candidate in a congressional race gets more than 50%, the top two candidates run in a second election on Dec. 5, where the candidate with the most votes wins.

 Here's what's on the ballot

Voters do not have to be registered to a specific party to vote in either election.

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The Associated Press and information from the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office contributed to this report.