The deadline to return absentee ballots for Louisiana’s upcoming election is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.
With the deadline just days away, voters should return completed ballots in-person to their respective parish registrar of voters office or have an immediate family member return them.
Voters who cannot meet the absentee ballot deadline can still vote in-person on election day, Dec. 5. Polling locations can be found on voterportal.sos.la.gov or on the free GeauxVote mobile app.
The Dec. 5 ballot includes multiple runoff elections and a single constitutional amendment, but it is much shorter than the Nov. 3 ballot and doesn’t include races for president or U.S. Senate.
Early voting ended this past weekend with a total of 147,417 ballots cast, of which 60,861 were absentee, according to Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s office. Of the total early voters, about 78,000 were Democrats and 50,000 were Republicans.