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Deadline to request absentee ballot for March 20 election is Tuesday

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Mar 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-15 09:56:43-04

The Secretary of State's Office is reminding voters that the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the March 20 election is Tuesday, March 16 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 Secretary of State's Office says that the deadline to return a completed ballot is Friday, March 19 at 4:30 pm.

An instructional video provided by the state 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.

The 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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