Idaho Voter Registration Information

State


 


VOTER REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than 25 days prior to the election. You may also register at the polls on election day by providing proof of residence and proper identification.

Party Affiliation: Idaho voters must declare and register a party affiliation to vote in that party's primary election. To re-declare your party complete this form.


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: At least 18 years before or on election day

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must be a resident of Idaho and of the county for 30 days prior to election day

Mental Competency: Unless expressly prohibited by a court, people with mental disabilities are allowed to vote.

Felony Convictions: Eligible to vote if rights restored after completion of sentence, including prison, parole, and probation

ID Requirements: To register, voters must provide one of the following:
   -Idaho's driver's license number; or
   -Last four digits of social security number; or any of the following:
   -A valid Idaho driver's license issued through the Department of transportation;
   -A valid Idaho identification card issued through the department of transportation;
   -Any document which contains a valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card;
   -Students may also use a current valid student identification card from a post secondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with a current student fee statement that contains the student's valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card.

Other Voter Registration Qualifications: If a voter does not vote in a general or primary election in the four years following registration, they will need to re-register. 


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

Online: Access to online form; must be mailed or dropped off at County Elections Office

In person: Contact and visit your County Clerk to register in person

By mail/ in writing: Contact the County Clerk for an application

By fax: Contact your County Clerk for faxing options. 


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

Online: Absentee voter registration application

By mail: You may receive an absentee ballot by submitting a completed and signed request for an absentee ballot. The request for an absentee ballot must be received in your county clerk's office by the 6th day prior to the election. Upon verification of registration a ballot will be mailed to you. You can obtain an absentee allot by submitting 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) signed by the applicant.

Military and oversees 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) 

Emergency Voting: Election day in person registration is available.


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT 

Location and time: Absentee ballots can be mailed in, or marked in person in stations that open before election day. Contact your county clerk for dates, times, and locations.

Other absentee ballot submission information: Absentee ballots can be mailed or faxed to your local county clerk.


EARLY VOTING

Early voting qualifications: Absentee Voting in person: Voting before election day at an absentee polling place is also available. Contact your county clerk for dates, times and location of the absentee polling place in your county.


 


QUALIFICATIONS
Verifying Registration: Idaho voter registration verification

Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/

Time off to vote: Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Idaho law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Polling Place: Idaho Polling Place Finder

ID Requirements:
    - Idaho driver's license
    - Idaho ID card
    - Passport
    - ID card, including a photo, issued by an agency of the U.S. government
    - Tribal ID card, including a photograph
    - Student ID card, including a photograph, issued by a high school or accredited institution of higher education within the state of Idaho

How to Vote: Voting systems by county

Problems with voting: Idaho HAVA complaint form

Verifying absentee ballot status: Idaho absentee ballot certification