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Deadline to request absentee ballot for April 24 election is Tuesday

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Apr 20, 2021

Secretary of State's Office is reminding Louisiana voters of 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 step-by-step how to properly fill out and return 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. 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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