Election Center

The WBRZ Election Center puts all the resources Louisiana voters need to register and make their voice heard in one easy-to-use place.

Next Election: Nov. 4, 2014

Special Information for the Nov. 4, 2014 election

Besides political offices, there are 14 constitutional amendments for voters to consider. The non-partisan Public Affairs Research Council has published a guide to these amendments, explaining arguments for or against the measures and what a "yes" or "no" vote means. Voters can fill out a worksheet found in that packet with their choices before they go into the voting booth, and bring that sheet with them.

For the 2014 PAR Guide and amendments worksheet, click here.

Registering to Vote

Louisiana residents can register to vote online, at any registrar of voters office, a number of public locations, or by mail. You must register at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election. There is no cost to register to vote, and you must present documents that prove your age, residency and identity.

To register online, click here.

To download the form to register by mail, click here.

To find your local registrar of voters, click here.

Sample Ballots

The Secretary of State's Office makes sample ballots available ahead of elections for people to review, and posts them at voting locations so voters know what to expect when they enter the voting booth.

To search for sample ballots by parish, address, or voter registration, click here.

Voting Early

Anyone can cast their vote during the early voting period at their local registrar of voters or other designated early voting locations. Registrar offices will open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on early voting days, but call ahead to other voting locations to confirm when their hours will be. Voters will be asked to show a photo ID, or sign a voter affidavit.

For a list of early voting locations, click here.

Voting on Election Day

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Saturday elections and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Tuesday elections. Voters will be required to show a photo ID, or a special Louisiana Voter ID which can be obtained at any Department of Motor Vehicles office. 

If you run into any problems on election day, the principal registrar of voters office in each parish will be open to take questions or issues from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all Saturday elections and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all Tuesday elections.

For more information about voter resources on election day, click here.

2014 Election Dates

December 6, 2014
Open General / Congressional
Registration deadline: November 5, 2014
Early voting: November 22 - 29, 2014