Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Idaho, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Idaho’s voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 9th. Voters that would like to vote by mail must register by Oct. 9th and request their absentee ballot by Oct. 23rd.
In 2020, Idaho will use a closed primary system for its presidential primary. Only voters affiliated with a party can participate in its primary. Existing voters in Idaho must declare their party by December 6, 2019 to participate. New voters will be able to register and declare their party through the deadline.
Please see state Idaho Democratic Party and Republican Party websites for more details.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 19th-Oct. 30th
Some counties provide in-person early voting at select locations from Oct. 19th to Oct. 30th. Hours and locations are set by the county clerks office and can be found here. Counties that do not participate in multi-site early voting will allow in-person voting by absentee ballot at county clerk's office as soon as absentee ballots are available until Oct. 30th at 5 pm. No excuse required.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here). This application must be received by no later than Oct. 23rd at 5 pm. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 5 pm on election day.
The absentee ballot application period opens on Jan. 1st. You must submit an application for each election. No excuse required.