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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


Updated:  April 17, 2015

Deadline to register for the October 24, 2015 Election is Septmeber 23, 2015.  Please visit our Calendar tab (located at the left tool bar) to get more details. 


Important information regarding the May 2nd Election

Early voting will be April 18th - 25th, excluding Sunday the 19th.  Hours of operation will be from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Early voting locations include: City Hall, Algiers Court House, Chef Menteur Warehouse, and Spanish Fort Community Center (addresses can be found on our Early Voting tab found on the left side on this page.

Opportunity to register to vote for this election has now passed.  Please register now in preparation for upcoming elections.

Deadline to request absentee by mail by is April 28th.  Please be reminded to submit your request as soon as possible to ensure time for postal delivery and to return before the deadline.  All absentee ballots are due by May 1st, at 4:30 p.m. (excluding military and overseas).  To submit a request you may print the application by mail, complete, and send to 1300 Perdido 1W23, New Orleans, LA 70112.  The absentee request will not officially be placed on file until the application is approved by the Registrar of voters.  To submit a request electronically, you will need a Louisiana ID/driver’s license.  Visit the Louisiana Voter Portal.  Directions:  Identify yourself by voter, select election information in the top tool bar, select online absentee request in left menu, and follow prompts to complete request.  You should receive a confirmation when complete.  If you experience problems, please call 504.658.8300. 

SAMPLE BALLOT for May 2nd Election:

Law Enforcement District Proposition

Shall the Sheriff of Orleans Parish, as the governing authority of the Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana (the "District"), levy a tax of not exceeding 2.8 mills on all property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $9,366,050 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 10 years, beginning with the year 2016 and ending with the year 2025, for the purpose of providing additional funding for the operation, maintenance and upkeep of jails and related facilities, the District and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, with said millage levied each year to be reduced by the millage rate levied that year for the District's currently outstanding General Obligation Bonds?

Parishwide Public Library Proposition
(New Millage)

Shall the City of New Orleans (the "City") be authorized to levy and collect annually, in addition to any other authorized tax, a special ad valorem tax not to exceed 2.5 mills on all property subject to taxation within the City (an estimated $8.25 million reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of 25 years, beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2040, which tax shall be collected in the same manner as all other ad valorem taxes and which shall be dedicated to and used by the New Orleans Public Library system for the purpose of adequately funding its continued operations, said tax to be levied and collected in addition to the current 3.14 mills previously approved by the voters of New Orleans for the benefit of the City's public libraries, which current 3.14 mills shall expire December 31, 2021?




Photo taken 10/15/14: Our team member, Mrs. Linda Tunson, assisting a resident at at one of the nursing homes that actively participates in our Absentee Program. 



Photo taken 10/15/14: Registrar of Voters partnering with the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta to prepare our newest registered voters of Eleanor McMain High School for early voting this election. 

Orleans Registrar of Voters Office

The Registrar of Voters' Office safeguards each citizen's basic right to vote and is a non-partisan, parochial office responsible for:

  • Voter registration and the update of voter registration documents onto the statewide community network
  • The administration and enforcement of the laws, and the rules and regulations of the Secretary of State relating to the registration of such voters
  • Responsible for Early Voting and Early Voting Sites
  • Absentee by Mail Voting, including 65+ Program
  • Voting at Nursing Homes
  • Voting for Military and Citizens Overseas
  • The administering of special programs for persons with disabilities
  • Community outreach efforts to promote voter education and participation
  • Serving as the "nexus" for election information
  • Providing excellent, customer friendly, public service to the citizens of New Orleans. 


Inactive Voters in Orleans Parish

If your name appeared on the inactive voter list, your registration address was not verified by our office.  If your residential address or address where you receive mail has changed from the address used when you registered to vote or on your voter registration record, please update your residential address online at .  You may also change it by mail or in person at our office in City Hall, Room 1W24. 




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Last updated: 4/17/2015 8:17:16 AM

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