Election day is more than 4 months away, on November 6, but that isn’t stopping Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin from encouraging people to register to vote. 

Currently in Louisiana, Ardoin says there are 2,957, 075  million citizens who are registered to vote. 

He says there are 1,286,357 registered Democratic voters in the state who make up the top voting percentage. 

896,319 are registered Republicans and 774,399 are registered as Independents, Ardoin said.    

Anyone interested in voting in the upcoming election can register online, or by mail. or by going in person to any of the registrar of voters offices in the Acadiana area. 

If registering in person at a parish Registar of Voters Office, you are required to prove age, residency and identity. You must submit your current Louisiana driver’s license or Louisiana special identification card, if you have one, or your social security card, birth certificate or other documentation which reasonably and sufficiently establishes your identity, age and residency.

If you move to another parish in Louisiana you are required to register again because voter registration is not transferable unless you receive an Address Confirmation Card from your registrar of voters during the annual canvass and you complete and return it with your signature requesting to transfer your registration to your new parish. 

Louisiana law allows you to vote in your old parish for 3 months or until you register in your new parish, whichever occurs first.  

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for an upcoming election, review how to Qualify for an Election or you may contact your parish Clerk of Court’s Office to qualify as a candidate for local office.

The Secretary of State’s Office qualifies candidates for state office.