Louisiana Voters Abroad-Two Special Primary Elections -2nd and 5th Congressional Districts

Louisiana—March 20, 2021 Special Primary Elections

The State of Louisiana will conduct two special primary elections on Tuesday, March 20, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Congressional District 2 includes nearly all of the city of New Orleans and stretches west and north to Baton Rouge. Congressional District 5 includes rural northeastern Louisiana and much of central Louisiana, as well as the northern part of Louisiana's Florida parishes in southeast Louisiana, taking in Monroe, Alexandria, Opelousas, Amite and Bogalusa.

You can check the status of your absentee ballot by contacting your election office directly.

Louisiana voters abroad need to request a ballot each calendar year you’d like to vote in.

Delivery Methods

  • Registration: email, fax, postal mail, or online~
  • Ballot Request: email, fax, or postal mail
  • Ballot Return: fax, or postal mail~~

~ Online voter registration available only with LA state identification
~~ Fax for ballot return available only if voter arranges in advance with local election official


Election Deadlines for Louisiana Voters Abroad


Election Day 


Ballot Request 

Ballot Return 


CD 2 and CD 5 Special

March 20, 2021