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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Idaho.
Voting by mail is a two step process in Idaho.
Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is October 27th at 5 p.m.
Return your ballot ASAP.
Remember to sign your return ballot.
After you complete your ballot, be sure to sign the affidavit on the back of your ballot envelope.
Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.
If you return your ballot by mail, your postage is prepaid. You can also return your ballot via commercial delivery services, such as FedEx or UPS (at your expense).
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.
This is to be determined. The issue is being discussed in the current legislative session.
If you would like to vote in person, return your unused absentee ballot to your polling site so that your ballot may be "spoiled" and request an in person ballot on Election Day. If you do not have your ballot to return, you may have to vote a provisional ballot.
Idaho does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.
If you lack any of the following forms of ID, you may sign an affidavit in lieu of presenting ID. Valid forms of identification include;
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Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In Idaho, you can preregister to vote if you are 18 by the next election. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can not vote in the Idaho primaries if you are 17 by the next election.