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Disabled & Elderly Citizens



New Participants who are Senior Citizens, Disabled or Home-bound

Senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older may apply for the Disability Program.   To start the automatic mail ballot process, send an application to vote absentee by mail to the parish registrar of voters. 

  • Click here for an Application to Vote Absentee by Mail. 
  • Click here for a List of Registrars of Voters & Mailing Addresses.  No other documentation is required.

A person who is physically disabled or who cannot appear in person to vote early in the registrar of voters' office or in the polling place on Election Day (home-bound) may apply for the Disability Program.  To start the automatic mail ballot process, send an application to vote absentee by mail to the parish registrar of voters. 
  • Click here for an Application to Vote Absentee by Mail.  You must also send proof of disability of at least one of the following:

a) a copy of a current mobility impaired identification card issued by the Office of Motor Vehicles;

b) a copy of current social security disability benefits, veteranís disability benefits, paratransit services, benefits from the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, or benefits from Louisiana Rehabilitation Services; or

c) a physicianís letter certifying that the voter is home-bound. 


If applying by mail, you must also send a copy of a photo ID (LA driver's license, LA special ID, or other photo ID with name and signature) or if no photo ID, submit a letter listing the names and addresses of 2 persons residing in your precinct who could make oath to the fact that you are physically disabled.  
   

New Participants who are Nursing or Veterans' Home Residents

A resident of a nursing or veterans' home may apply for the Disability Program by writing a letter to their parish registrar of voters, signed by the person or marked with one witness to their mark, stating their name and the address of the nursing or veterans' home. The letter must include a physicianís certification which certifies that they are home-bound. 


If applying by mail, you must also submit a copy of a photo ID (LA driver's license, LA special ID, or other photo ID with name and signature) or if no photo ID, submit a letter listing the names and addresses of 2 persons residing in your precinct who could make oath to the fact that you are physically disabled.  

To start the automatic early voting process, the resident must also send an application to vote absentee by mail to the parish registrar of voters.   The registrar of voters will notify the resident of the day and time that they will go to the nursing or veterans' home for early voting for each election.

  • Click here for an Application to Vote Absentee by Mail.
  • Click here for a list of Registrars of Voters & Mailing Addresses.

For additional information, click here to review the Voting Rights for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities brochure.


 

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