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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters

Updated: January 6, 2016

Our office will be closed January 18th, Martin Luther King’s Birthday and February 9th, Mardi Gras as they are state observed holidays.  Our office will resume regular hours of operations the following business day. 

Important Information for the March 5th Election, Presidential Preference and Municipal Primary


** For the Presidential Preference Election, you may only vote for a candidate affiliated with the party you are registered in.  If you need to make changes to your current party affiliation, you may: 1. visit (this option requires a Louisiana ID/Driver’s License) 2. write us a letter requesting the change a. mail to Orleans Registrar of Voters, 1300 Perdido, 1W23, New Orleans, LA 70112 b. fax to (504) 658-8315 3. visit our office and make the change in person.  Changes must be received by February 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  Please feel free to call our office at (504) 658-8300 for any additional questions or concerns.

◾Early voting will be February 20th-27th, excluding Sunday the 21st.  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).

◾Deadline to register to vote is February 3, 2016.

◾Deadline to request absentee by mail ballot is March 1st.  Please be reminded to submit your request as soon as possible to ensure time for postal delivery and return before the deadline.  All absentee ballots are due by March 4th, 4:30 p.m. (excluding military and overseas).  To submit a request you may print the absentee request form, complete, and send to 1300 Perdido 1W23, New Orleans, LA 70112.  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.



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. 

Our team members, Ms. Delores Russell and Victor Avalos, conducting voter registration at the Naturalization Ceremony located at the New Orleans D-Day Museum. 

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. 

Monthly statistical report for registered voters can be viewed here.


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Last updated: 2/2/2016 8:53:26 AM

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