Developed by the ACLU of Louisiana and Louisiana Trans Advocates
According to the Williams Institute, 58% of Louisiana’s transgender population were at risk of facing barriers to voting in the 2020 presidential election. We have compiled some of the most common issues faced by transgender people at the polls, along with resources to help you vote comfortably and confidently in Louisiana.
Dates and Deadlines:
Deadline to register to vote in person or by mail: Oct. 18, 2023
Deadine to register online: Oct. 28, 2023
Deadline to request an absentee ballot: Nov. 14, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.
Deadline for your registrar to receive your absentee ballot: Nov. 17, 2023 by 4:30 p.m.
Election Day: Nov. 18, 2023
Election Protection Hotlines:
Asian Languages: 888-API-VOTE
This election season, we’ll elect our next Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State. Among state court judges and Board of Education officials, every seat in the State Senate and State House of Representatives will be on the ballot. You can track every candidate for every race on the Secretary of State’s Voter Portal.
As we all know, just because someone qualifies to run for office, it doesn’t mean they’re qualified to hold that office. That’s where you, the voter, come in. Below is helpful information about registering to vote, election deadlines and dates, polling locations, and specific information for voters who are formerly incarcerated and voters who identify as trans or gender non-conforming.