Registration Deadline: Every voter registering at an agency must be registered by the 25th day prior to an election. If you mail the registration card to your county clerk, the card must be postmarked 25 days prior to the election. You may register at the polls on election day by providing proof of residence.
Party Affiliation: State law allows a voter to participate only in the primary election of the political party for which he or she is registered, unless a party notified the Secretary of State in writing that the political party elects to allow additional voters (i.e. unaffiliated voters and/or voters registered with another party) to participate in that party's primary election. To declare a political party click here. You may also declare a political party with your Voter Registration application.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: At least 18 years old on Election Day
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of Idaho and the county for 30 days prior to election
Felony Convictions: must have had your civil rights restored
ID Requirements for Voter Registration: To register, voters must provide one of the following:
- Idaho Driver's License number OR
- Last four digits of social security number
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Online Voter Registration
In person: Contact and visit your County Clerk to register in person
By mail/ in writing: Fill out and sign a paper Voter Registration Application and submit the completed card to your local County Clerk’s Office by mail or in-person.
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Idaho registration verification
Phone: Contact your County Clerk
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee: Any registered voter may apply to receive an absentee ballot.
Other absentee voter qualifications: Absentee ballots must be resubmitted each year.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
In person: Application for an absentee ballots can be requested from Clerk’s office
By mail/ in writing: Fill out the Absentee Request Form
Or submit a written request with the required information (name of elector, residence address in Idaho and mailing address to which such registration or ballot is to be forwarded) and sign
If you wish to have an absentee ballot mailed to you, the request must be received by the county clerk’s office by the 11th day prior to the election.
Military and overseas voting: Idaho policies and procedures for Military and Overseas voters. Idaho allows military and overseas voters to register using the FPCA(Federal Post Card Application)
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: Contact your county clerk for dates, times, and locations.
You can still cast an absentee ballot in person at the absent elector’s polling place (usually the county clerk’s office) up until 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.
Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org
Polling Place: Idaho Polling Place Finder
ID Requirements: A registered voter must either present a photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit.
Forms of photo identification may be any one of the following:
-An Idaho driver’s license or Idaho photo identification card.
-A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card.
-A tribal photo identification card.
-A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
-A license to carry a concealed weapon issued by a county sheriff in Idaho
How to Vote: Voting systems by county
Problems with voting: Idaho HAVA complaint form
Verifying absentee ballot status: Idaho absentee ballot certification