Idaho Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Idaho is: Postmarked 25 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day.

You are eligible to vote if you:

  • will be at least 18 years old on Election Day;
  • are a citizen of the United States, and;
  • have resided in Idaho and in the county for 30 days.

You are not eligible to vote if you:

  • have been convicted of a felony and have not had your civil rights restored, or;
  • are confined in prison on conviction of a criminal offense.

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Idaho?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes


Idaho has no-excuse absentee voting.

In-person absentee voting starts as soon as ballots are available and ends at 5:00pm the Friday before the election.  You should contact your County Clerk office to find out when and where to go.

You can also vote absentee by mail. You just need to submit a completed and signed request for an absentee ballot to your County Clerk office by 5:00pm on the 6th day before the Election. Upon verification of registration a ballot will be mailed to you.  The voted ballot must be returned to your county County Clerk office by 8:00pm on Election Day.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

8:00am to 8:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

To vote in Idaho, you will need to present a valid photo ID.  

A poll worker will verify that the picture on the ID matches the voter. The name on the ID must also match the name on the voter registration list in the poll book. Acceptable forms of photo identification include any one of the following:

  • An Idaho driver’s license or photo identification card
  • A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card
  • A tribal photo identification card
  • A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution

Note: If you do not have an acceptable photo ID, you will be given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit.  On the Affidavit, you will swear to your identity under penalty of perjury. After signing the Affidavit, you will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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