VOTING BY MAIL

Frequently Asked Questions (August 2020)

  1. Will the COVID-19 form be used for the November 3 election?

    No. The COVID application was a part of the emergency order for the July/August 2020 elections. Voting by mail must be based upon the reasons that may be found on this website or GeauxVote.com.

  2. May I hand deliver my completed ballot to the Registrar’s office?

    Yes, you may.  However, ballots may only be hand delivered by the individual voting or an immediate family member who must sign an affidavit of delivery. An individual may bring up to two (2) ballots including their own.  An Immediate family member who is not voting by mail may deliver up to two (2) ballots belonging to other immediate family members and must sign upon delivery.

  3. Will there be a drop box for ballots?

    Not at this time.  The State of Louisiana has not authorized drop boxes.

  4. May I come in and pick up my ballot?

    No. Current legislation does not authorize this method. You must submit an application (hand delivery, USPS, commercial, online and fax is available).  The Registrar will then forward your ballot at the appropriate time.

  5. Can I withdraw from the Mail program?

    Yes.  After you submit a request and are enrolled in the program, you may, at any time, submit a signed letter with your name and birthdate and state that you no longer want to be on the program.  
    If you have already received your ballot, you may choose not to vote by mail.  Please contact the Registrar for additional instruction.
    If you withdraw from the Mail program, you will then vote at your normal precinct.  If your ballot has been mailed, however, you are considered to have voted.

  6. When will ballots be mailed out?

    Generally, 45 days before the election date.  For the November 3, 2020 election, ballots are expected to be received in the Registrar’s office in mid-September.  They will be mailed out shortly after receipt.
    Deadline for return to the Registrar’s office is generally 4:30p.m. the day before the election.  In this case, November 2,2020.

  7. What if I have never voted in Caddo Parish before?

    If you have not previously voted in Caddo Parish and would like to vote by mail, there are specific requirements and some limitations.  Please contact our office for details.

  8. What additional resources are available for general voter information? 

    For most questions regarding your individual registration or status, you may find Voterportal.SOS.La.Gov, very helpful.

For specific questions or issues that impact you, you may contact our local office at 318.226.6891, visit us at 525 Marshall Street in downtown Shreveport or online at Caddovoter.org.