Idaho

38% of 18-29 year olds voted in Idaho in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received by mail or online on or by October 9, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election. It is also possible to register in-person the day of the election (November 3, 2020).

Check Registration Status

Check your Idaho voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age, and a have resided in Idaho and the county for 30 days prior to the day of election (November 3, 2020).

  • Although voting rights are restored once you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole, you can not be serving a sentence of imprisonment for a felony at the time of registration.
  • Students do have a choice of whether they want to vote in an Idaho election or vote in an election in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register vote in Idaho for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is October 9, 2020.

Voter Registration Process

There are three options to register to vote in Idaho, you may register to vote online, by submitting a Voter Registration Application by mail, or in-person to the county clerk.

  • If mailed, county elections office will alert you that your registration was recieved.
  • Further voter registration information for Idaho can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 election.

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The #VoteEarlyIdaho campaign is centered around promoting the early request of a ballot and voting absentee which voters are encouraged to consider in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19. See more information here.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Any registered Idaho voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Click here to request an absentee ballot online or here for the printable PDF.

  • All mail-in applications must be signed personally by you and be received by the County Clerk no later than 11 days before the election (October 23, 2020).
  • Ballots must be received by 8 pm on Election Day (November 3, 2020).
  • Further absentee voting information for Idaho is listed here.

Early Voting

Idaho offers early voting.

  • Location, date, and time of early voting in Idaho depends on the county, so you have to contact your county clerk about this specific county-based information. Click here for more information.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 8am-8pm

  • A registered voter must either present a photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit. Click here for more information.
  • Further Idaho voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 election.

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