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Information for the March 20 elections in Northeast Louisiana - KNOE.com

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Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 5:36 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 19, 2021 at 5:26 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - On March 20, 2021, voters in parts of the state will participate in several elections, including two special elections to fill U.S. Congressional seats. District 5, which includes Northeast Louisiana, is up for election. District 2, which encompasses parts of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is also up for election.

In Northeast Louisiana, voters in the following parishes will vote in the 5th Congressional District race: Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, West Carroll, and Winn.

You can check Louisiana’s voter portal to see what’s on your ballot. Just go to the voter portal website and enter your information. You can also find your voting location on that website. If you missed the registration deadline, make sure you sign up for the next election. You can register to vote online, in-person, or by mail.

When you go to cast your vote in-person, you will be asked for a form of picture identification. These can be your state-issued ID card, Louisiana Special ID, a United States military ID card with your picture, or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.

But, if you don’t have a picture ID, you can still vote. Voters who have no picture ID may complete and sign a Voter Identification Affidavit in order to vote.

Runoffs will be held on April 24, 2021, if necessary.

Election Day Polls Open In:

Early Voting Begins: (Early voting has ended!)

Registration and Voting Information

Registration for this election is closed. Register for future elections using the links below.

Important Dates

Election day is March 20, 2021.

Early voting is scheduled for March 6 to March 13 (excluding Sunday, March 7) from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Deadline has passed.)

  • The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Feb. 17. (Deadline has passed.)
  • The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Feb. 27. (Deadline has passed.)
  • The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is March 16 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee by mail ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters). (Deadline has passed.)
  • The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted mail ballot is March 19 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters). (Deadline has passed.)

Runoffs will be held on April 24, 2021, if necessary.

What’s on the ballot?

Click here to see what offices are up for election. Just select 3/20/2021 as the Election Date and select your parish from the list.

In Northeast Louisiana, voters in the following parishes will vote in the 5th Congressional District race: Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, West Carroll, and Winn.

Click here to learn more about Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District race and the candidates seeking your vote.

What you should do now:

Make sure you are registered to vote. You can check Louisiana’s voter portal online to confirm or update your registration status and get information on where to vote.

While you’re there, you can also sign up for election alerts through text messages or email. You can also download the GeauxVote app on any smartphone or tablet. Click here to learn more about that.

Need to Register?

The registration deadline has passed for this election. You can still register for future elections.

You can register to vote online, in-person, or by mail.

Click here for details on registering to vote, including the many government offices where you can register and the many documents you can use as ID verification if registering in-person. That page also has details on registering by mail. Note the registration deadlines listed.

Did you know you can register in-person at these locations?

  • Registrar of Voters Office.
  • Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles;
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services;
  • WIC offices;
  • food stamp offices;
  • Medicaid offices;
  • offices serving persons with disabilities such as the Deaf Action Centers and Independent Living Offices; or
  • Armed Forces recruitment offices.

It’s suggested you bring your picture ID or birth certificate when registering, but if you have no driver’s license, special Louisiana ID or social security number, you may provide a picture ID, a utility bill, payroll check or government document that includes your name and address. If registering at a mandated site, no further proof of identification is required other than whatever proof is required for services received that you have applied for at the public agency.

Residents ages 16 and 17 can register to vote, but you still must be 18 to vote.

Felons who have served their time can now get their voting rights restored in Louisiana. Click here for more information on the requirements and documentation needed.

When you are ready to vote, keep this in mind:

Your early voting location and your Election Day voting location are most likely different places. Both locations will be listed on your Voter Portal profile.

You can vote by mail, but there are limited circumstances that will excuse you from making a trip to your polling place. Click here to learn more about mail-in voting.

When you go to cast your vote in-person, you will be asked for a form of picture identification. These can be your state-issued ID card, Louisiana Special ID, a United States military ID card with your picture, or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.

But, if you don’t have a picture ID, you can still vote.

Voters who have no picture ID may complete and sign a Voter Identification Affidavit in order to vote.

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