State of Idaho Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Boise Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:00pm
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:00pm MDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm MST

Early Voting

Mon Oct 23, 2017 - Fri Nov 3, 2017 5:00pm MDT
City Council Districts 2,4, and 6 are up for election in 2017.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at the polls on Election Day

You must have resided in Idaho at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 8am to 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Registered voters may vote absentee in person before Election Day at an early voting site. Contact your County Clerk for the dates, times and location of early voting in your county.

Most counties use the county courthouse or elections office for early voting. Early voting ends in all counties at 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before Election Day.

Absentee Voting

Idaho allows any registered voter to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Idaho if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Idaho
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in Idaho if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Idaho you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Idaho Driver's License Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

In order to complete your voter registration in Idaho, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Accepted IDs include:

  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

You can alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Idaho, you are required to show ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Idaho Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Idaho Driver's License
  • Valid Federal Issued ID

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Boise Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:00pm MDT Received by Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:00pm MDT

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:00pm MDT Received by Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:00pm MDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm MST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm MST
City Council Districts 2,4, and 6 are up for election in 2017.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Idaho voters may request a ballot via fax or e-mail so long as the voter is registered and a scanned copy of the voter's signature is included. In an emergency situation declared by the Secretary of State, Idaho may allow you to return a voted ballot via e-mail or fax.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Idaho voters may request a ballot via fax or e-mail so long as the voter is registered and a scanned copy of the voter's signature is included. In an emergency situation declared by the Secretary of State, Idaho may allow you to return a voted ballot via e-mail or fax.