Voting In Idaho

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail | October 12, 2018
Election Day Registration permitted
(Proof of residency required)

OTHER UPCOMING IDAHO ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First-time registrants MUST provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows the voter's name and address must be submitted with application form or be shown at the polls prior to voting.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Idaho Driver's License or non-driver State ID to register online.

DEADLINE: N/A

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Clerk.

DEADLINE: Applications made by mail MUST be postmarked twenty-five (25) days before any Election.

Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See SAME-DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Same-Day Registration?

YES. Voters may register to vote at their polling place on Election day. Voters must provide a photo I.D. with documents providing proof of residency.

Acceptable documents: a valid Idaho driver's license or ID card, any document which contains a valid address in the precinct. 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.

Click HERE to see an sample Election Day registration form.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Idaho.

Pre-Register Youth?

NO. You MUST be eighteen (18) years old to register to vote.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

LIMITED. Registered voters who move within their county without updating their registration can, on Election Day, re-register at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot. Registered voters who move to a new county within the state at least 30 days before an election can re-register at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot. Those who move to a new county within the state fewer than 30 days before an election can vote at their former precinct.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. Voters must either present a photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit. Click HERE for more info.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Idaho is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print a request form which can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to their County Clerk. Voters may also call their County Clerk to request an absentee ballot.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received eleven (11) days before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Idaho is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to Vote-by-Mail if they choose. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Idaho is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Clerk's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

In-Person Absentee voting begins the third Monday before Election Day and ends at 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before Election Day. Contact your County Clerk for hours and locations. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Idaho voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

LIMITED. Voters registered as Democrats who will be eighteen (18) on or before a Presidential Election may vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Idaho can check out Idaho's official page or visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Idaho.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Idaho.

Felon Voting Rights

Ex-felons will have their right to vote automatically restored after completing their sentence, probation and parole. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.