You do not need a reason to vote early! All voters may vote early, just like they are voting on Election Day. 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. When one or more state holidays fall within an early voting period, the first day for early voting will begin 15 days prior to the election.
Early Voting Hours
The West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters’ office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each day of early voting. If you are a registered voter within the jurisdiction for which election is being held, you may vote at our office during these times.
To view a sample ballot, log in to the Voter Portal
Early Voting Locations:
Registrar of Voters Office
Courthouse Annex Building
883 7th Street, Suite A, Port Allen, LA
Note: Please remember to bring valid Louisiana Driver’s License, special identification card, or other generally recognized picture identification card that includes your name and signature. A digital license via LA Wallet smartphone app is also accepted as a valid form of ID. If you do not have a photo ID, you will be required to provide identifying information and sign an identification affidavit before voting.
NEW! ImageCast X Voting Systems for Early Voting
For early voting beginning in the fall of 2019, all Louisiana voters began using the ImageCast® X (or “ICX”) voting system leased from Dominion Voting Systems.
On this small and easy to operate touchscreen system, the voter will scroll through their entire ballot to vote. The election results are easily printed and stored on a cartridge that is delivered to the Parish Board of Election Supervisors for tabulation on Election Day.
The ICX unit was designed as a voting solution for all and offers several options for voters with accessibility needs to vote in a private and independent manner. The ICX offers the following user interfaces:
- - Visual mode: The voter navigates their ballot using one of the available accessibility tools and the visual display.
- - Audio mode: The visual display can be disabled, and the voter uses headphones to navigate an audio ballot using one of the available accessibility tools.
- - Visual and audio mode: The voter navigates their ballot using one of the available accessibility tools, the visual display and the audio ballot.
In addition to the touchscreen functionality, the ICX is compatible with a range of accessibility tools that voters can use to navigate through the ballot and make their selections. The system is compatible with accessibility devices such as the Audio Tactile Interface (ATI) handheld controller, a four-way joystick, a sip and puff device or a paddle device. The ATI has raised keys that are identifiable tactilely without activation (e.g., raised buttons of different shapes and colors, large or Braille numbers and letters), can be operated with one hand and includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The images below include what a voter selecting an accessible voting device will see on the machine and what the ATI looks like.