Idaho Voter Registration Information

State

VOTER REGISTRATION

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.

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.


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 day
for federal, state or county elections. For city elections, you must have resided in the city for 30 days prior to election day. For a Taxing District Election, you must have resided within the Taxing District for 30 days.

Felony Convictions:
If you meet the other qualifications to register to vote but have been convicted of a felony (in Idaho or any other jurisdiction), your civil rights for voting purposes are automatically restored upon completion of your sentence, including any probation or parole.

ID Requirements: To register, voters must provide one of the following:
   -Idaho
Driver's License number or Idaho Identification Card number
   -Last four digits of social security number



Other Voter Registration Qualifications: Re-registration with their County Clerk is required if an elector changes their address. Re-registration is required if an elector changes their name by marriage or for another reason. If an elector has not voted in a Primary or General Election in the last four years re-registration is also required to be listed as a qualified elector in Idaho.


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
    - U.S, 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