National Voter Registration Day

This year's National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25.  

If you haven't registered to vote yet, you don't have to wait until September 25. Louisiana residents can register today, in person, online, or through the mail. Louisianians as young as 16 years old can register to vote, although you do have to wait until you are 18 years old to be eligible to vote in an election.

The Louisiana Secretary of State's website is the main place for all Louisiana residents to visit online. You can find information about how to register to vote, upcoming elections, and much more. You can also search the site to check if you are already registered to vote.

The St. Tammany Parish Registrar of Voters website provides information for St. Tammany Parish voters, including early voting locations, voting forms, and a polling place locator.

If you would like to register to vote in person, there are two Registrar of Voters offices in St. Tammany Parish:

• The St. Tammany Justice Center at 601 North Jefferson Avenue in Covington

• The Towers Building at 520 Old Spanish Trail, Suite 4C in Slidell.

Before you visit one of these offices, save yourself some time. Go here to get the voter registration application from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website. Fill out the application online, then print it. 

If you don't have a computer and/or a printer, please visit any branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library. Anyone who is old enough to vote can use a computer for free (even if you don't have a library card). Your first 5 black and white printed pages are free of charge.

If you want to register to vote by mail, you can mail your completed application to either of the St. Tammany Parish Registrar of Voters offices

If you want to register to vote online, and you have a current Louisiana Driver's License, visit the Louisiana Secretary of State's online voter registration service, scroll down a bit, and select "CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR CHANGE YOUR REGISTRATION." 

Be sure to register to vote 30 days prior to the date of the election (or 20 days prior if you use the online voter registration service).

The next election in St. Tammany Parish will be Tuesday, November 6.

Bonus: Election Information App

If you're already registered to vote, and you'd like to find current information about elections in your area (including the full text of propositions and amendments on your ballot), visit the Secretary of State's Louisiana Voter Portal or download the free GeauxVote app to your iOS or Android mobile device.

Here are two screenshots that show what the app looks like on a mobile device:

 

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