Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters
The Registrar of Voters' Office safeguards each citizen's basic right to vote and is a non-partisan, parochial office responsible for:
- Voter registration and the update of voter registration documents onto the statewide community network
- The administration and enforcement of election laws and rules and regulations of the Secretary of State relating to registration of voters
- Early Voting and Early Voting Sites
- Absentee by Mail Voting, including 65+ Program
- Voting at Nursing Homes
- Voting for Military and Citizens Overseas
- Administering special programs for persons with disabilities to include those voters who are hospitalized
- Community outreach efforts to promote voter education and participation
- Serving as the "nexus" for election information
- Providing excellent, customer friendly, public service to the citizens of New Orleans.
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Please call 504-658-8300 for more information.
Louisiana offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. Absentee ballots should be requested as far in advance of the election as possible. When your mail ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete and return it. Please be aware of standard mail delivery times and the return ballot deadline when applying for a mail ballot to ensure your voted ballot is received by the registrar of voters before the deadline. Completed absentee ballots may only be hand delivered to City Hall or Algiers Courthouse. Hand delivery certification form must be completed if returning a ballot for someone other than yourself.
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot is March 19, 2024 by 4:30 p.m
- The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is March 22, 2024 by 4:30 p.m.
Have a question or concern regarding your ballot? Please contact our office at 504-658-8300.
For additional information, visit Louisiana Secretary of State website.
How to correctly complete an absentee ballot
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March 23, 2024 - Presidential Preference Primary/Municipal Primary Election
The following is important information for the Saturday, March 23, 2024 Presidential Preference Primary/ Municipal Primary Election:
- The deadline to register to vote in person, by mail or at the OMV Office is February 22, 2024
- The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is March 2, 2024.
- Early voting is Saturday March 9, 2024 through Saturday March 16, 2024 (excluding Sunday, March 10, 2024) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot is March 19, 2024 by 4:30 p.m (other than military and overseas voters). You can request an absentee ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office.
- The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is March 22 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).
- On election day, the polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
"VOTING SPEAKS VOLUMES"
Provisional voting provides a fail-safe procedure for voting in federal elections when any person appears to vote and is not listed as an eligible voter. You must certify in writing on the ballot that you are a registered voter in the parish and are eligible to vote in the election for federal office before voting.
Provisional voting is not convenience voting, whereby you may appear anywhere in the state and vote and have your vote count.
You must be a registered voter in the parish where you vote and eligible to vote in the election for federal office for the provisional ballot to be counted. Therefore, it is recommended that you vote in the precinct and parish where you are registered to vote.
If you are in the parish where you are registered to vote and you are voting at the wrong precinct, you may vote a paper provisional ballot for federal offices only after certifying in writing on the ballot that you are eligible to vote. You will not be permitted to vote on the voting machine for state, local or municipal offices; propositions; or state constitutional amendments.
If you are in a precinct that is not in the parish where you are registered to vote, you may vote a paper provisional ballot for federal offices only after certifying in writing on the ballot that you are eligible to vote. You will not be permitted to vote on the voting machine for state, local or municipal offices; propositions; or constitutional amendments
If you are not registered to vote in Louisiana, and you enter a precinct to vote, you may vote a paper provisional ballot for federal offices only after certifying in writing on the ballot that you are eligible to vote.
If you cast a paper provisional ballot for federal offices, your provisional ballot may or may not be counted. You must be a registered voter in the parish where you vote and eligible to vote in the election for federal office for your vote to be counted. If you cast a provisional ballot for a U.S. representative, you must be a registered voter in that congressional district.
Inactive Voters in Orleans Parish
If your name appears on the inactive voters list, you are still eligible to vote. However, your registration address must be verified by the Registrar of Voters' Office.
If your residential address has changed from the address you used when you registered to vote, you must update your voter registration record. Voters not doing so may be listed as inactive voters.
Updates to your residential address can be completed online at www.GeauxVote.com , at the polls, during early voting, or at the Registrar of Voters' Office. Address changes may also be mailed to the Registrar of Voters' Office in City Hall, Room 1W24, New Orleans, LA 70112.
This effort offers assistance to persons formerly incarcerated who may be on or have completed parole mandates and are seeking avenues to reinstate their civil right to vote. Election personnel clarify and provide information and procedures relative to voter reinstatement, voter registration, and other information. For further information, contact the Registrar of Voters office at (504)658-8300, and ask for assistance through the Pathway Project.
REINSTATEMENT FOR Formerly incarcerated VOTERS
The registration of a person whose registration has been suspended pursuant to R.S. 18:176(A) shall be reinstated when the person appears in the office of the registrar and provides documentation from the appropriate correction official showing that such person is no longer under an order of imprisonment or, if the person is under such an order, that the person has not been incarcerated pursuant to the order within the last five years and the person is not under an order of imprisonment related to a felony conviction pursuant to election fraud or any other election offense pursuant to R.S. 18:1461.2. Documents may be submitted to both City Hall and Algiers Courthouse locations. Please make copies of the required documents. Once inside, ask receptionist to contact the Registrar of Voter's office or call 504-658-8300 upon arrival.
Monthly statistical report for registered voters can be viewed here.