Louisiana - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State

LOUISIANA

Louisiana.gifPrimaries:

  • Louisiana does not hold a primary election for congressional and state races.
  • Democratic Presidential primary: closed
  • Republican Presidential primary: closed

 

Primary Type Definitions

 

Registration:

  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party.
  • 26% of Louisiana voters are not registered with a political party.

 

Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Louisiana does not hold a traditional primary election. In the general election, all candidates appear on a single ballot. All registered voters may participate. If a candidate does not receive 50% of the vote there is a runoff election between the top two vote getters.