Louisiana Voting Records online consist of voter registration lists. Indexed collections will be the easiest to search; image-only collections will contain the most information.
In the United States voting rights have always come with limitations. In the 1700s and early 1800s, voting rights were restricted primarily to white men who owned property and some states restricted voting rights even further.
During the 1800s voting rights restrictions were gradually reduced and voters didn’t need to own property and, after 1870, race was not a qualification to vote but some states still restricted voting through poll taxes (a tax paid to vote which affected the less affluent), literacy tests, all-white primaries, and language requirements.
The 1900s saw the greatest expansion of voting rights including:
rights were extended to women (1920)
the Voting Rights Acts to prevent additional prohibitive voting laws (1965)
poll taxes were banned in the U.S. by the Supreme Court (1966)
the right to vote for anyone 18 years old or older (1971)
protection for language minorities (1975)
protection for people with disabilities (1982)
and simplified voter registration (1993).
Voting records may include:
physical description of person
place of birth
citizenship status, if naturalized, date, court
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Louisiana Voting Records online
Natchitoches Parish – Voting Registers – 1898 Natchitoches Parish Voter Registrations, at FS
Natchitoches Parish – Voting Registers – Persons Voting at Special School Tax Election : Ward 5, 15th District, Marthaville Area, 18 July 1938, at FS
New Orleans – Voting Registers – Voter Registration Cards, 1920-1940, Second Series, at FS
Orleans Parish – Voting Registers – Registrar of Voters, Registration Cards, Nance-Oncale, 1941-1948, at FS
Orleans Parish – Voting Registers – Voter Registration Records, 1891-1952, at FS
St. Tammany Parish – Voting Registers – Louisiana, Orleans and St. Tammany Parish, Voter Registration Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1867-1905, at FS, indexed
St. Tammany Parish – Voting Registers – Voting Registers, 1867-1940, at FS