Voter ID
in Idaho

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?
Yes

ID required for first time voters?
Yes

ID required when voting absentee?
Yes

Acceptable ID Types for Idaho

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;

  • Idaho driver’s license or Idaho identification card
  • US passport or federal ID 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
  • License to carry a concealed weapon

Voter ID Details

A valid ID is required when applying for an absentee ballot electronically. An ID is not required when you fill out and submit a paper request for an absentee ballot. 

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

First time voters must submit ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with completed mail-in ballot.

If you vote in person absentee at your local elections office you must present valid photo ID. Info here on what qualifies.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You may sign an affidavit and then vote.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

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