2023 ELECTIONS & VOTING
In this pivotal election, Mayor-President Josh Guillory steps forward with a commitment to drive change and foster unity here in Lafayette and Acadiana. With a proven track record and an unwavering dedication to the values that bind our communities, Guillory has led our local government with transparency, integrity, and an undying commitment for progress. As we approach this crucial moment in history, it's not just about casting a vote; it's about choosing a forward direction for Lafayette.
2023 GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION
The upcoming November 18th General Election is a pivotal moment for Lafayette Parish. This year, our community will come together to choose our next Mayor-President and the City of Lafayette District 1 Council Representative.
Your voice matters, and casting your vote early ensures you avoid the anticipated long queues on election day. Beyond our local responsibilities, we'll also be shaping Louisiana's future by electing a new Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Treasurer.
Mark your calendars for early voting opportunities from Nov. 3 to Nov. 11. Do note, however, there will be no voting on Nov. 5 and Veterans Day on Nov. 10. Let's exercise our civic rights, and shape the future of Lafayette Parish together.
EARLY VOTING & ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Mark your calendars for these critical upcoming dates. If you're planning to register through the GeauxVote Online Registration System, make sure to complete it by October 28th!
Those looking to beat the rush on election day can cast their votes early from Nov. 3-11, from 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Keep in mind there won't be voting on Sunday, Nov. 5 and Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 10. If you're opting for an absentee ballot, you can request one online via the Louisiana Secretary of State Voter Portal or in writing through the Registrar of Voters Office, but your requests must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14th.
Any completed absentee ballots must reach the Registrar of Voters Office by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, with exceptions for military and overseas voters. Your participation shapes our future — let's make every vote count!
For residents of Lafayette, voting has never been more convenient. Several strategically located voting centers across the region ensure that every voice has a chance to be heard. Whether you're in the heart of downtown or out in suburban areas, there's a polling station near you, complete with ample parking and efficient service. See below for more information about the local voting locations here in the area:
LAFAYETTE PARISH GOVERNMENT BUILDING – Downtown Lafayette
101 Lafayette St., Ste. 313
Lafayette, LA 70501-6885
MARTIN LUTHER KING RECREATIONAL CENTER – Northside Lafayette
309 Cora St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
EAST REGIONAL LIBRARY – Broussard/Milton/Youngsville
215 La Neuville Rd.
Youngsville, LA 70592
For more details about the 2023 election, visit GeauxVote or the Louisiana Secretary of State website. These platforms serve as a valuable resource for election dates, results, voter registration guidelines, educational content, and sample ballots for your specific area.
While GeauxVote offers the option to view a sample ballot, it's essential to note that this is purely for reference and is not an official document. The primary purpose of this sample ballot is to equip voters with information, ensuring a smooth and expedited experience for everyone at the polls.