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.
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: must have had your civil rights restored
ID Requirements: To register, voters must provide one of the following:
- Idaho Driver's License number
- Last four digits of social security number
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
By mail/ in writing: Contact the County Clerk for an application
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
By mail: 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.
Verifying Registration: Idaho voter registration verification
Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org
Polling Place: Idaho Polling Place Finder
- 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 photo identification card
- Student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post-secondary education institution
How to Vote: Voting systems by county
Problems with voting: Idaho HAVA complaint form
Verifying absentee ballot status: Idaho absentee ballot certification