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.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for Idaho
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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Don’t miss your next election!
Don’t miss your next election! Idaho will hold its presidential primary election on March 10, 2020. This will be a closed primary, and voters must affiliate with the political party of their choice to participate. Existing Idaho voters must affiliate by December 6, 2019. New voters can affiliate with registration.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: February 24th to March 6th
Some counties provide in-person early voting at select locations from February 24th March 6th. Hours and locations are set by the county clerks office and can be found here. No excuse required.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than February 28th at 5 pm. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 5 pm on election day.
Counties that do not participate in early voting will allow in-person voting by absentee ballot at county clerk’s office as soon as absentee ballots are available until March 6th at 5 pm.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Idaho
Voter ID Requirements
If a voter is not able to show an acceptable ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit. On the Affidavit, the voter swears to his/her identity under penalty of perjury, a felony under 34-1114, Idaho Code. After signing the Affidavit, the voter will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.
Find out more about your rights in Idaho.
You may pre-register for All Elections
You may vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election