Voting in Orleans Parish
Orleans Registrar of Voters Office has 2 locations
Our two locations are open Monday-Friday from 8:00a.m to 4:30p.m. (with the exceptions of holidays). Both locations are available to assist the public within the hours of operation listed.
1300 Perdido St. Room 1W24
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone (504) 658-8300
Fax (504) 658-8315
225 Morgan St. Room 105
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone (504) 658-0195
Fax (504) 658- 0196
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR 11/4/2014 ELECTION: 10/6/2014
To qualify to vote you must
be a U.S. Citizen;
be at least 17 years old, but must be 18 years old by the next election to vote;
not be under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony;
not be under a judgment of full interdiction for mental incompetence or partial interdiction with suspension of voting rights; and
reside in the state parish in which you seek to register.
Off probation or parole? You can register! Bring documents that indicate you are no longer on probation or parole or under supervision to the registrar's office and a office member can help you get registered to vote.
Reinstate voting rights by calling (504) 658-8300 for information.
Already a registered voter and need help finding your polling location? First search by name, parish, or address, then select Voting Information at the top tool bar, and lastly select Polling Location in left menu.
Ways to register
Apply online to register to vote or make changes to your registration.
Register in Person
Apply in person to register to vote at any registrar of voters’ office.
Orleans Parish locations include: Main Office in City Hall at 1300 Perdido St. Room 1W24 or Branch office in Algiers Courthouse at 225 Morgan St. Room 105. Office hours are 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
If registering in person at a parish registrar of voters’ office, you are required to prove age, residency, and identity. You must submit your current Louisiana driver’s license, if you have one, or your birth certificate or other documentation which reasonably and sufficiently establishes your identity, age, and residency.
*If you do not have a picture ID, you may bring a utility bill, payroll check, or government document that includes your name, address, and signature.
*If you are not a natural born U.S. citizen, you must bring supporting documents (i.e. passport or naturalization documents).
Register By Mail
Apply by mail by downloading the Louisiana Voter Registration Application, completing it and mailing to our main office at 1300 Perdido St. Room 1W24, New Orleans, LA 70112.
Ways to Vote
Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish registrar of voters’ office or at designated locations in the parish from 14 days to seven days prior to any scheduled election.
Orleans Designated Early Voting Sites
Main: City Hall 1300 Perdido St. Room 1W24
Branch: Algiers Courthouse 225 Morgan St. Room 105
Chef Menteur Voting Machine Warehouse 8870 Chef Menteur Hwy.
Lake Vista Community Center, 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd., 2nd Floor Meeting Room
These locations will open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each day of early voting. For the specific schedule, please visit our early voting page. You will be asked to identify yourself with either photo ID or signature on a voter affidavit. **Be sure to review our calendar to confirm the dates for early voting for each election.
Vote on Election Day
Voters will need to report to their assigned polling location on Election day. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m for Municipal and Parochial elections. During Congressional Elections, the polls operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can find your polling location calling our office at (504) 658-8300 or by using the Louisiana polling locator . First search by name, parish, or address, then select Voting Information at the top tool bar, and lastly select Polling Location in left menu.
When you go to the polls, be sure to have one of the following:
a driver's license
a Louisiana ID or
some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.
If you do not provide identification, you will be asked to fill out an affidavit provided by the commissioner.
Vote by Mail
You may request an absentee ballot by logging in to the Louisiana Portal and following these steps: 1. Click the ‘By Voter’ button. 2. Click the ‘Voting Information’ tab. 3. Click the ‘Online Absentee Request’ link
You can also print an application to vote by mail which you complete and mail to your parish registrar of voters.
To qualify, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote, unless you are military or overseas voter. Common reasons include: Senior Citizen or Disability Program, student/instructor away at school, and you are expected to temporarily be outside of your parish during early voting and election day. To see the full list, visit Louisiana Secretary of State's Vote by mail page or call our office at (504)658-8300 to ensure you qualify.
Want more information? Visit Louisiana Secretary of State website.