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      RS 18:531     



§531.  Places for voting in primary and general elections

A.  Except as otherwise provided by law, a voter in a primary or general election shall vote at the polling place in the precinct where he is registered to vote.

B.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, whenever the polling place to which a voter is assigned is inaccessible to him by reason of a physical disability, the voter may cast his vote at the polling place nearest the precinct at which he is registered which is accessible to the voter, provided such polling place is within the same congressional, senatorial, representative, school board, police jury, councilmanic and all other districts as the precinct at which he is registered.  To be permitted to cast his vote at another precinct, the voter, not less than ten days before the election, shall produce satisfactory evidence of his disability to the registrar of voters in the parish in which he is registered.  If, in the opinion of the registrar, the voter, due to the physical disability, is unable to cast his vote at the precinct in which he is registered, the registrar shall issue to the voter special authorization to cast his vote at another specifically named precinct as provided in this Section and shall transfer the registration certificate of such voter to that precinct.  The authorization so issued shall be shown by the voter to the commissioners at the polling place.  The right of a voter to cast his vote in a precinct within the ward and district other than the one in which he is registered shall remain effective for subsequent elections until the voter no longer is in need of the right to vote in another precinct.  The voter shall notify the registrar of voters immediately if for any reason such need no longer exists.

Acts 1976, No. 697, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978.  Amended by Acts 1977, No. 755, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978; Acts 2009, No. 436, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2010.

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