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Deadlines to request, return absentee ballot for Dec. 5 election approaching

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Nov 30, 2020

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

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, December 1 at 4:30 pm.

Requests can be made online by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov and selecting "Request Absentee Ballot,” or in person at the parish registrar of voters office.

The Secretary of State's Office says that voters who have requested but not yet received an absentee ballot may check their absentee ballot status by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov, entering the appropriate voter information and selecting "Check Absentee Ballot Status."

The deadline to return a completed absentee ballot is Friday, December 4 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.

The department 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 voterportal.sos.la.gov or on the free GeauxVote mobile app.

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