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. 

Early Voting – November 3rd Election

Caddo Parish

Early Voting – November 3th Election

Early Voting for the Tuesday, November 3th election will be held at the Caddo Registrar of Voters office, 525 Marshall Street, Suite 103, at the corner of Marshall and Milam Street across from the courthouse in downtown Shreveport during the following dates and times:

Open Tuesday, October 20th through Tuesday,October 27th

(Closed Sundays, October 25th)

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day

Voters should bring proof of identification such as a driver’s license, government ID, etc. For more information on what’s on your ballot, please visit www.caddovoter.org and click on “Am I Registered?” or “What’s on My Ballot?

You may expect adjustments in procedures to promote social distancing and safety as you arrive to cast your vote. You will also be expected to follow all guidance for personal protection and safety.

NOTICE – New Procedures

Due to the recent Covid19 pandemic, all visitors to the Registrar’s office are asked to comply with the following requirements in order to promote the health and safety of the public, as well as, staff:

  1. A hand sanitizing station is provided for use upon entry into the office.
  2. Social distancing requirements must be met.
  3. Respect and obey all directives of staff until business is accomplished
  4. Any and all documents/paperwork will be sanitized prior to being accepted by staff.

If you have additional questions or need clarification/information, please call 318-226-6891 during regular business hours.

PSA – Early Voting for the July 11th Election

The July 11th election in Caddo Parish includes Presidential Preference Primary/Municipal Primary Election. The Presidential Preference Primary is for registered Democrats and Republicans. The Municipal Primary in Greenwood is opened to all parties.

Voters may visit www.caddovoter.org to register and change their party affiliation for the election. Applications are still being accepted for the Mail program. You can visit the above website and download an application.

Early Voting for the Saturday, July 11th election in Caddo Parish will be held at the Caddo Registrar of Voters office at 525 Marshall Street, Suite 103, at Marshall and Milam Streets, across from the courthouse in downtown Shreveport. Early Voting will be open Friday, June 20 through Saturday, July 4th, but closed on Sundays, June 21 and June 28. Hours are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

For more information, please visit www.caddovoter.org.

You may expect adjustments in procedures to promote social distancing and safety as you arrive to cast your vote. You will also be expected to follow all guidance for personal protection and safety.