How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Louisiana

Register By

March 4 (Wednesday)

Primary On

April 4 (Saturday)

Louisiana Primary: April 4, 2020

Online (GEAUX) voter registration, and party affiliation changes, go until 3/14/2020, an extra 10 days after mail-in, and in-person registration ends.

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Louisiana and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

Louisiana Voter Information

Get Registered

Louisiana has closed primaries — Louisianans must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat now!

You must be registered by Wed, March 4 (15 days away).

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 6:00AM – 8:00PM, find your polling place here: https://voterportal.sos.la.gov/Home/VoterLogin

Online (GEAUX) voter registration, and party affiliation changes, go until 3/14/2020, an extra 10 days after mail-in, and in-person registration ends.

Check out the official Louisiana 2020 Election Calendar here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ElectionsCalendar2020.pdf

Download the Louisiana Absentee Ballot form here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/GeneralApplicationForAbsenteeByMailBallot.pdf

Id Requirement

Be prepared to show a photo identification card with your photo and signature when voting.

More info here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/Pages/default.aspx

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But employers of 20 or more employees can’t interfere with their employees’ “political activities or affiliations.”

Early Voting

Vote Early in Louisiana! Louisianans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on April 4 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Louisiana begins March 21 and ends on March 28.

More info on early and absentee voting can be found here: https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteEarly/Pages/default.aspx

Voters who want to vote early for any election may do so in person at their parish Registrar of Voters Office or at designated locations in the parish from 14 to seven days prior to any scheduled election.

You can request an absentee ballot as early as 1/1/2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Louisiana

Louisiana has 61 delegates 

  • 35 district
  • 12 at large
  • 7 Pledged PLEOs
  • 7 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. John Bel Edwards, Rep. Cedric Richmond, Karen Carter Peterson, Arthur Morrell, Michael McHale, Deborah J. Langhoff

Important dates:

Primary: April 4, 2020

Filing period to become a District Delegate: March 13, 2020 and April 8, 2020

All Democrats can request a ballot to elect district Delegates: March 13, 2020 to April 1, 2020

Deadline when District Delegate ballots must be received: April 29, 2020

Post Primary Congressional Caucus results: April 30, 2020

Deadline to file to become an At Large or PLEO Delegate: May 1, 2020

State Central Committee: May 9, 2020

Louisiana Delegate Selection Plan

State Party Committee 

  • The members of the State party Committee elect the At Large and PLEO Delegates on May 9, 2020.
  •  It’s unclear how the members of this committee are selected. (A) by election on the April 4, 2020 ballot or (b) at a public meeting after the district delegates are elected. Contact the Louisiana a Democratic Party to ask! Bernie supporters should try to get on this committee.

District Delegates (32) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support between March 13, 2020 and April 8, 2020 with the State Party, 701 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • District delegates are elected by vote by mail.
  • Between March 13, 2020 and April 1, 2020 any registered Democrat can request a ballot for Bernie delegates online at Louisianademocrat.org, calling, faxing, or visiting the office or emailing a special address. Ask at State Party, 701 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • It will be mailed on April 15, 2020
  • Ballots must be returned by April 29, 2020.

At Large Delegates (11) At Large Alternate Delegates (4)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by noon, May 1, 2020 with the State Chair, 701 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by the Louisiana State Party Committee at an open meeting at noon on May 9, 2020.

PLEO Delegates (7)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by noon, May 1, 2020 with the State Chair, 701 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • PLEO delegates are elected by the Louisiana State Party Committee at an open meeting at noon on May 9, 2020.

Standing Committee (6) and Delegation Chair

6 Standing Committee members (2 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Louisiana’s National Convention Delegates at 12:00 pm on May 9, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Louisiana Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Louisiana you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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