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Absentee ballot deadlines approaching for April 24 election

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Apr 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-15 09:45:32-04

The Secretary of State's Office is reminding Louisiana voters of the upcoming absentee ballot deadlines.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, April 20 at 4:30 pm.

Requests can be made online by visiting and selecting “Request Absentee Ballot,” or in person at the parish registrar of voters office. Voters who have requested but not yet received an absentee ballot may check their absentee ballot status by visiting, entering the appropriate voter information and selecting “Check Absentee Ballot Status.”

The deadline to return a completed ballot is Friday, April 23 at 4:30 pm.

An instructional video provided by the Secretary of State's Office shows the step-by-step process of properly filling out and returning an absentee ballot.

Completed ballots can be returned to the parish registrar of voters by mail, in-person by the voter or by a voter’s immediate family member.

The Secretary of State's Office says that, should a voter be unable to meet an absentee ballot deadline, they can still vote in-person on Election Day.

Polling locations can also be found on or on the free GeauxVote mobile app.

For more information, contact the Elections Division at 800.883.2805 or

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