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Louisiana & Maternal Mortality

Louisiana has the highest level of maternal mortality in the nation

Louisiana has a maternal mortality ratio of 72.0 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually 

 

72.0

maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

112.2

Black maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

47.9

white maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

While cases of maternal mortality around the world have been trending downward, the numbers in the United States have steadily increased. Moreover, in the United States, huge disparities exist within populations, with Black and Native American/Indigenous women at much higher risk of maternal mortality and morbidity than white women. Nationwide, Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications and Indigenous women are twice as likely to die than white women.

In Louisiana, there are 72.0 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. It has the worst maternal mortality outcomes in the nation and Black women in Louisiana face higher levels of maternal mortality and morbidity due to systemic and racial inequalities. This is unacceptable.  

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Voting Resources

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Polling Locations/Where to Vote

    • The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is October 5, 2020
    • The deadline to register to vote through the Online Registration System is Oct. 13, 2020

Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election:

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020
  • Voting hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Tuesday elections

Open General/Congressional/Republican State Central Committee Election:

  • Saturday, December 5, 2020
  • Voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Saturday elections

Resources:

Make a Plan to Vote:

When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, be sure to take one of the following:

  • a driver’s license;
  • a Louisiana Special ID;
  • LA Wallet digital driver’s license;
  • a United States military identification card that contains the applicant’s name and picture; or
  • some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature

If you do not have a driver’s license, Louisiana Special ID, a United States military identification card that contains the applicant’s name and picture or some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature, you may still cast your vote by signature on a voter affidavit.

You may get a free Louisiana Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card.  If you have misplaced your voter information card, contact your registrar of voters for a new one or print your own by logging into the Louisiana Voter Portal as a voter. Click the ‘Voter Registration’ tab at the top then click the ‘Print Voter Information’ link located on the ribbon on the left-hand side.

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