LOUISIANA

How to vote from your hospital bed

LINKS

Before October 27, 2020

Register to Vote!

Find more information here https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteByMail/Pages/default.aspx or at https://www.vote.org/

Vote Early!

Early voting is Oct. 20-27 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 25) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day. 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 to seven days prior to any scheduled election.

4:30PM on Monday November 2, 2020 (Day Before Election)

Voters that are hospitalized must request their ballot by 4:30 p.m. CST on the day before election day.

8PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Your ballot must be returned  will return your voted ballot back to a voting location on or before 8:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Election Day.

 

DEADLINES

 

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteByMail/Pages/default.aspx

Visit our website at www.GeauxVote.com for deadlines and contact information or call toll free 1.800.883.2805.

2.

Request an Absentee Ballot Application

Hospitalized: If you expect to be hospitalized on election day and did not have knowledge of the hospitalization until after the time for early voting had expired; or you were hospitalized during the time for early voting and you expect to be hospitalized on election day; or you were either hospitalized or restricted to bed by your physician during early voting and on election day, you may apply through a General Application and once accepted by the registrar of voters, vote by mail.

Online: Voters with a valid LA Driver's License or ID may submit a request electronically by logging in tot he Louisiana Voter Portal at https://voterportal.sos.la.gov)

Paper: Complete the General Application ballot 

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you

3.

Obtain Your Ballot

Your personal representative may assist you in any step of the voting process and can be anyone except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.

  • Your personal representative will complete step one of the special needs envelope with your name, their information and signature.

  • The election worker will then give your personal representative the special needs envelope, a ballot and a secrecy sleeve to deliver to you to vote.

  • You will vote your ballot, place the ballot in the secrecy sleeve and then secure it in the special needs envelope.

  • You will complete step two of the special needs envelope with your information and your personal representative will be your witness to your signature.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

4.

Drop off your Absentee Ballot

METHODS FOR RETURNING YOUR VOTED BALLOTS

  • By Mail (includes commercial carrier).

  • By Fax: Upon request submitted to the registrar of voter.

  • By Hand Delivery: A voter or immediate family member of the voter may deliver the ballot to the registrar of voters (a signed statement must be completed upon delivery by anyone other that the voter, certifying their relationship to the voter).

  • Emergency Provisions: There are emergency provisions in place for Military, Overseas and hospitalized voters. Please contact the registrar of voters for additional information.

If you feel that you will not be able to return your ballot timely, you may contact your registrar of voters for alternate methods to return your ballot. Alternatively, you may contact your registrar of voters and may be eligible to request that an immediate family member be allowed to pick up the necessary election materials from the Registrar of Voters Office.

If you have difficulty with getting your ballot to the County Elections office, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help figure this out.

 

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PRINTABLE MATERIALS

 

STATE LAW

Louisiana

La. R.S. § 18:1308

A person hospitalized during early voting or on Election Day can vote by mail. Out-of-state emergency workers are allowed to vote by mail, fax, or other methods.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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