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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.

Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Don’t miss your next election!

There are local elections across the state on Nov. 2nd. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8th.

Voting can be done before election day through absentee ballots or on election day in person. You can vote at your polling place from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Presidential Primaries

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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 18th-Oct. 29th

You can vote early in some counties in Idaho at select locations from Oct. 18th to Oct. 29th. Check with your county clerk’s office for hours and locations. In counties that do not participate in multi-site early voting, you can vote early using an absentee ballot at the county clerk’s office as soon as absentee ballots are available until Oct. 29th at 5 p.m. No excuse required.

To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 22nd at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return it in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be received by your county’s elections department by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Alternatively, you can place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop box or deliver it in-person to your county’s elections department by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The absentee ballot application period opens on January 1st. You must submit an application for each election. No excuse required.



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.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info