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Federal Election Deadlines

General Election November 6, 2018 General Runoff December 8, 2018
Registration Return by Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2018 By Email/Online or Fax: Received by October 16, 2018 Return by Mail: Postmarked by November 7, 2018 By Email/Online or Fax: Received by November 17, 2018
Ballot Request Received by 4:30 PM, November 5, 2018 Received by 4:30 PM, December 7, 2018
Ballot Return Received by 8 PM, November 6, 2018 Received by 8 PM, December 8, 2018

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Fax Service?

The DoD Fax Service is for those voters who cannot send their election materials directly to their election officials. To fax your election materials, use the Transmission Cover Sheet found in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527 or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. If you need to send your election materials to your election official by fax but do not have access to a fax machine you can email them to fax@fvap.gov and FVAP will fax your election materials for you. This service is fax only. If your State accepts your election materials by email you should email them directly to your election official. FVAP will not transmit email to email transactions.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

What is a runoff election?

A runoff election is an election held if the State requires that a candidate receive a certain percentage of the votes in order to advance to a general election or take public office.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/louisiana

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following sections of the FPCA

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

Email your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Transmission Cover Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Transmission Cover Sheet. You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FPCA if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the State absentee ballot by mail or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. If you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly, you may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal elections.

Complete the following sections of the FWAB's voter information page

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Section 6: "I do not have a Social Security Number or State issued ID number."

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fold along the dotted line and seal the completed Official Backup Ballot, do not write on the Official Ballot envelope. Insert the sealed Official Ballot envelope and the Voter Information page into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fax the signed Voter Information page, the Official Backup Ballot and the Transmission Cover Sheet directly to your election official. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FWAB toll-free if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for parish

Parish Mailing Address
Acadia Acadia Parish Registrar of Voters
568 NW Ct Cir
Crowley, LA 70526-4363
Phone: (337) 788-8841
Fax: (337) 788-3571
Allen Allen Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 150
Oberlin, LA 70655-0150
Phone: (337) 639-4966
Fax: (337) 639-4691
Ascension Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters
828 S Irma Blvd, Rm 205
Gonzales, LA 70737-3631
Phone: (225) 621-5780
Fax: (225) 621-5783
Assumption Assumption Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 578
Napoleonville, LA 70390-0578
Phone: (985) 369-7347
Fax: (985) 369-2976
Avoyelles Avoyelles Parish Registrar of Voters
312 N Main St, Ste E
Marksville, LA 71351-2409
Phone: (318) 253-7129
Fax: (318) 253-0359
Beauregard Beauregard Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 952
DeRidder, LA 70634-0952
Phone: (337) 463-7955
Fax: (337) 463-7986
Bienville Bienville Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 697
Arcadia, LA 71001-0697
Phone: (318) 263-7407
Fax: (318) 263-4101
Bossier Bossier Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 635
Benton, LA 71006-0635
Phone: (318) 965-2301
Fax: (318) 965-3760
Caddo Caddo Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 1253
Shreveport, LA 71163-1253
Phone: (318) 226-6891
Fax: (318) 226-6969
Calcasieu Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters
1000 Ryan St, Rm 7
Lake Charles, LA 70601-5250
Phone: (337) 721-4000
Fax: (337) 437-3389
Caldwell Caldwell Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 1107
Columbia, LA 71418-1107
Phone: (318) 649-7364
Fax: (318) 649-7320
Cameron Cameron Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 1
Cameron, LA 70631
Phone: (337) 775-5493
Fax: (337) 775-8014
Catahoula Catahoula Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 215
Harrisonburg, LA 71340-0215
Phone: (318) 744-5745
Fax: (318) 744-2010
Claiborne Claiborne Parish Registrar of Voters
507 W Main St, Ste 1
Homer, LA 71040-3914
Phone: (318) 927-3332
Fax: (318) 927-3345
Concordia Concordia Parish Registrar of Voters
4001 Carter St, Ste K
Vidalia, LA 71373-3021
Phone: (318) 336-7770
Fax: (318) 336-9906
DeSoto DeSoto Parish Registrar of Voters
105 Franklin St
Mansfield, LA 71052-2046
Phone: (318) 872-1149
Fax: (318) 872-1153
East Baton Rouge E Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters
222 St. Louis St., Rm 201
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5860
Phone: (225) 389-3940
Fax: (225) 389-5340
East Carroll E Carroll Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 708
Lake Providence, LA 70802-5806
Phone: (318) 559-2015
Fax: (318) 559-5110
East Feliciana E Feliciana Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 488
Clinton, LA 70722-0488
Phone: (225) 683-3105
Fax: (225) 683-9464
Evangeline Evangeline Parish Registrar of Voters
200 Court St, Ste 102
Ville Platte, LA 70586-4463
Phone: (337) 363-5538
Fax: (337) 363-5530
Franklin Franklin Parish Registrar of Voters
6560 Main St
Winnsboro, LA 71295-2750
Phone: (318) 435-4489
Fax: (318) 435-4416
Grant Grant Parish Registrar of Voters
200 Main St, Rm 103
Colfax, LA 71417-1828
Phone: (318) 627-9938
Fax: (318) 627-9940
Iberia Iberia Parish Registrar of Voters
300 S Iberia St, Ste 110
New Iberia, LA 70560-4543
Phone: (337) 369-4407
Fax: (337) 369-4409
Iberville Iberville Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 554
Plaquemine, LA 70765-0554
Phone: (225) 687-5201
Fax: (225) 687-5235
Jackson Jackson Parish Registrar of Voters
500 E Court St, Rm 102
Jonesboro, LA 71251-3400
Phone: (318) 259-2486
Fax: (318) 259-5671
Jefferson Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 10494
Jefferson, LA 70181-0494
Phone: (504) 736-6191
Fax: (504) 736-6197
Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis Parish Registrar of Voters
302 N Cutting Ave
Jennings, LA 70546-5361
Phone: (337) 824-0834
Fax: 337-824-0821
Lafayette Lafayette Parish Registrar of Voters
1010 Lafayette St, Ste 313
Lafayette, LA 70501-6885
Phone: (337) 291-7140
Fax: (337) 291-7143
Lafourche Lafourche Parish Registrar of Voters
307 W 4th St
Thibodaux, LA 70301-3105
Phone: (985) 447-3256
Fax: (985) 447-3277
LaSalle LaSalle Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 2439
Jena, LA 71342-2439
Phone: (318) 992-2254
Fax: (318) 992-7309
Lincoln Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters
100 W Texas Ave, #10
Ruston, LA 71270-4463
Phone: (318) 251-5110
Fax: (318) 251-5126
Livingston Livingston Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 968
Livingston, LA 70754-0968
Phone: (225) 686-3054
Fax: (225) 686-3055
Madison Madison Parish Registrar of Voters
100 N Cedar St, Rm 5
Tallulah, LA 71282-3892
Phone: (318) 574-2193
Fax: (318) 574-2193
Morehouse Morehouse Parish Registrar of Voters
129 N Franklin St, Ste 1
Bastrop, LA 71220-3815
Phone: (318) 281-1434
Fax: (318) 281-0929
Natchitoches Natchitoches Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 677
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0677
Phone: (318) 357-2211
Fax: (318) 357-2212
Orleans Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters
1300 Perdido St, Rm 1W23
New Orleans, LA 70112-2127
Phone: (504) 658-8300
Fax: (504) 658-8315
Ouachita Ouachita Parish Registrar of Voters
1650 Desiard St, Ste 125
Monroe, LA 71201-7722
Phone: (318) 327-1436
Fax: (318) 327-1337
Plaquemines Plaquemines Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 989
Port Sulphur, LA 70083-0989
Phone: (504) 934-3620
Fax: (504) 934-3625
Pointe Coupee Pointe Coupee Parish Registrar of Voters
211 E Main St, 2nd Floor
New Roads, LA 70760-3661
Phone: (225) 638-5537
Fax: (225) 638-5545
Rapides Rapides Parish Registrar of Voters
701 Murray St, Rm 123
Alexandria, LA 71301-8099
Phone: (318) 473-6770
Fax: (318) 473-6601
Red River Red River Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 432
Coushatta, LA 71019-0432
Phone: (318) 932-5027
Fax: (318) 932-5086
Richland Richland Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 368
Rayville, LA 71269-0368
Phone: (318) 728-3582
Fax: (318) 728-7028
Sabine Sabine Parish Registrar of Voters
400 Capitol St, #107
Many, LA 71449-3099
Phone: (318) 256-3697
Fax: (318) 256-5944
St Bernard St Bernard Parish Registrar of Voters
8201 W Judge Perez Dr, Rm 104
Chalmette, LA 70043-1696
Phone: (504) 278-4231
Fax: (504) 277-0470
St Charles St Charles Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 315
Hahnville, LA 70057-0315
Phone: (985) 783-5120
Fax: (985) 783-5121
St Helena St Helena Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 543
Greensburg, LA 70441-0543
Phone: (225) 222-4440
Fax: (225) 222-3040
St James St James Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 179
Convent, LA 70723-0179
Phone: (225) 562-2330
Fax: (225) 562-2331
St John the Baptist St John the Baptist Registrar of Voters
1801 W Airline Hwy
LaPlace, LA 70068-3344
Phone: (985) 652-9797
Fax: (985) 359-0335
St Landry St Landry Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 818
Opelousas, LA 70571-0818
Phone: (337) 948-0572
Fax: (337) 948-0575
St Martin St Martin Parish Registrar of Voters
415 Saint Martin St
St Martinville, LA 70582-4549
Phone: (337) 394-2204
Fax: (337) 394-2204
St Mary St Mary Parish Registrar of Voters
500 Main St, Courthouse, Rm 301
Franklin, LA 70538-6144
Phone: (337) 828-4100 x360
Fax: (337) 829-9901
St Tammany St Tammany Parish Registrar of Voters
701 N Columbia St
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 809-5500
Fax: (985) 809-5508
Tangipahoa Tangipahoa Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 895
Amite, LA 70422-0895
Phone: (985) 748-3215
Fax: (985) 748-3839
Tensas Tensas Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 183
St Joseph, LA 71366-0183
Phone: (318) 766-3931
Fax: (318) 766-3933
Terrebonne Terrebonne Parish Registrar of Voters
8026 Main St, Ste 101
Houma, LA 70360-3407
Phone: (985) 873-6533
Fax: (985) 873-6834
Union Union Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 235
Farmerville, LA 71241-0235
Phone: (318) 368-8660
Fax: (318) 368-8660
Vermilion Vermilion Parish Registrar of Voters
100 N State St, Ste 120
Abbeville, LA 70510-5170
Phone: (337) 898-4324
Fax: (337) 898-4326
Vernon Vernon Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 626
Leesville, LA 71496-0626
Phone: (337) 239-3690
Fax: (337) 238-0634
Washington Washington Parish Registrar of Voters
900 Washington St, Ste 105
Franklinton, LA 70438-1719
Phone: (985) 839-7850
Fax: (985) 839-7851
Webster Webster Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 674
Minden, LA 71058-0674
Phone: (318) 377-9272
Fax: (318) 377-9917
West Baton Rouge W Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 31
Port Allen, LA 70767-0031
Phone: (225) 336-2421
Fax: (225) 387-3222
West Carroll W Carroll Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 71
Oak Grove, LA 71263-0071
Phone: (318) 428-2381
Fax: (318) 428-9253
West Feliciana W Feliciana Parish Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 2490
St Francisville, LA 70775-2490
Phone: (225) 635-6161
Fax: (225) 635-6161
Winn Winn Parish Registrar of Voters
119 W Main St, Rm 105
Winnfield, LA 71483-3238
Phone: (318) 628-6133
Fax: (318) 628-6142