Today is the last day to request an absentee ballot

By David Jacobs | The Center Square

Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline to request absentee ballots ahead of the Dec. 5 runoff election day.

Requests can be made online by visiting voterportal.sos.la.gov and selecting “Request Absentee Ballot” or in person at the parish registrar of voters office. Voters who have requested but not yet received an absentee ballot can use the voter portal to check ballot status.

The deadline to return a completed ballot is 4:30 p.m. Friday. Completed ballots can be returned to the parish registrar of voters by mail, in-person by the voter, or by a voter’s immediate family member. Voters unable to meet an absentee ballot deadline can still vote in-person on Election Day.

Voters statewide will consider a constitutional change to let out-of-state residents serve on college and university oversight boards. Spots in Congress and on the state’s Public Service Commission also are on some ballots, along with several local races.