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Deadline Friday to request absentee ballot for Nov. 3 election

Deadline to return: November 2 at 4:30 pm
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Posted at 10:29 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 11:29:24-04

Voters have until 4:30 pm on Friday, October 30, to request an absentee ballot for the November 3 election.

The deadline to return a completed absentee ballot is Monday, November 2 at 4:30 pm, according to the Secretary of State's office.

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 Secretary of State's Office has provided instructional video on 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 by 4:30 pm on Monday, November 2.

The Secretary of State's Office says that a voter be unable to meet an absentee ballot deadline can still vote in-person on election day.

Polling locations can be found on or on the free Geaux Vote mobile app.

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