Election Calendar

Date of Election July 11 August 15 November 3 December 5
Type of Election Presidential
Preference Primary/ Municipal Primary
Municipal General Open Primary/Presidential/
Congressional
Open General/
Congrestional
Deadline: Specials 12/11/2019 n/a 6/17/2020 n/a
Deadline: Propositions 12/11/2019 3/16/2020 6/17/2020 10/12/2020
Qualifying Dates 1/8/2020 –
1/10/2020
n/a 7/15/2020 –
7/17/2020
n/a
In Person/By Mail Registration Deadline 6/10/2020 7/15/2020 10/5/2020 11/4/2020
Geaux Vote Online Registration Deadline 6/20/2020 7/25/2020 10/13/2020 11/14/2020
Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot from Registrar (other than Military and Overseas) 7/7/2020 8/11/2020 10/30/2020 12/1/2020
Deadline for Registrar to Receive Voted Mail Ballot (other than Military and Overseas) 7/10/2020 8/14/2020 11/2/2020 12/4/2020
Early Voting Begins **6/20/2020 **7/25/2020 10/20/2020 ***11/20/2020
Early Voting Ends 7/4/2020 8/8/2020 10/27/2020 11/28/2020

IMPORTANT NOTE

*PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 11/3/2020 QUALIFYING DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Recognized political party candidates are certified to SOS by state central committee prior to 4:30 p.m. on 8/18/2020. If not timely certified by state central committee, then national chairman of Democratic/Republican Party certifies presidential candidates to SOS prior to 4:30 p.m. on 8/21/2020.
  • Other presidential candidates – Qualifying period begins 7/21/2020, ends 4:30 p.m. 8/21/2020.

** Early voting advanced one day due to the state observed holiday for Thanksgiving and Acadian Day. (act 83, 2016 R.S.)
*** Early voting extended one week due to the Secretary of State Emergency Election Plan.
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE LEGISLATURE