Feb 20, 2024 - Politics

Deadline to register for the Louisiana primary is Wednesday

A close-up photo of an "I voted" sticker featuring the George Rodrigue blue dog on a person's jacket.

The George Rodrigue "Blue Dog" sticker says this person is a voter. Photo:Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The deadline to register in person or change party affiliation to vote in Louisiana's 2024 presidential election primary is Wednesday, Feb. 21.

  • Online registration will remain open until March 2.

Why it matters: The state has a closed primary for its presidential elections, meaning only registered Democrats can vote in the Democratic presidential primaries, and only registered Republicans can vote in the Republican presidential primaries.

State of play: Louisiana made headlines earlier this year for closing some of its primaries and changing up how unaffiliated voters participate in them — but those changes don't impact this election.

  • That's because the state's presidential elections were already closed prior to the 2024 election updates, and those changes don't kick in until 2026 anyway.

Worth noting: Super Tuesday, the day when most states hold their presidential primaries, is March 5, which means nominees are pretty well determined by the time Louisiana votes anyway.

What's next: Louisiana's presidential primary is scheduled for Mar. 23.

  • Early voting begins March 9.
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