Tuesday the last day to request an absentee ballot for Aug. 15 election


FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, voters cast their ballots, in Gates Mills, Ohio. An Associated Press review has found that thousands of Ohio voters were held up or stymied in their efforts to get absentee ballots by mail in 2018’s general election because of a missing or mismatched signature on their ballot application. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

BATON ROUGE, La (KLFY) — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin reminds voters that the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, August 11 at 4:30 p.m.

38 parishes have parishwide and/or limited jurisdiction proposition elections. Locally, those parishes include Acadia, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Evangeline Parish has run-off elections only.

Voters who have requested but not yet received an absentee ballot can check on the status of their ballot by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov, and filling out the appropriate voter information and clicking “Check Absentee Ballot Status.” 

Absentee ballot requests are currently being processed by parish registrar of voters and voters should be aware that the deadline to return a completed ballot is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14. Completed ballots can be returned to the parish registrar of voters and can be returned by the voter or 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 app.

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