Helpful Voting Links — Idaho
Do not miss your next election! Congressional midterm elections will be held nationwide on November 6, 2018. Local and state elections will also be on many ballots.
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (208) 334-2852
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Idaho
The Republican Primary will remain closed and only voters affiliated with that party will be allowed to vote the Republican Ballot. All voters may affiliate with any party on election day or change their affiliation.
The Democratic Party will open their caucus to voters affiliated with any political party and unaffiliated voters. Caucus locations are not the same as polling locations and may be identified through the Democratic party's website.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Idaho
Voter ID Requirements — Idaho
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Idaho driver’s license or Idaho identification card
- US passport or federal identification card, including photograph
- Tribal identification card, including photograph
- A current student photo identification card, issued by a high school or post secondary education institution located within Idaho
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.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — IdahoRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: October 22 to November 2
Some counties provide in-person early voting at select locations from October 22 to November 2. 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 October 26. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 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 November 2nd at 5 pm.