Absentee ballot deadline for upcoming election

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FILE – In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, poll workers sort out early and absentee ballots at the Kenosha Municipal building on Election Day in Kenosha, Wis. A federal report from July 2021 finds that in the run up to the 2020 presidential election, U.S. states and territories had spent less than a third of the $805 million Congress had provided to shore up security for state and local election systems. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding all voters of the upcoming absentee ballot deadlines for the Nov. 13 election.

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. 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 ballot is Friday, Nov. 12 by 4:30 pm. This instructional videoshows 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. 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.

Absentee ballots that were requested or received prior to the governor’s proclamation to reschedule fall elections will still count for the Nov. 13 election. Voters relying on mail service are encouraged to request, fill out and return their absentee ballots to their parish Registrar of Voters office right away.  

For more information, visit elections@sos.la.gov.

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