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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Idaho, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Idaho Election Website or call (208) 334-2852 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Idaho

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 9th. You can vote early in person with an absentee ballot at your countly clerks office, on Election Day or vote by mail in Idaho.

Presidential Primaries

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.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

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. This application must be received by no later than Oct. 23rd at 5 p.m. 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.

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Voter ID + Access for Idaho

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.