YOUR VOTE: Idaho
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- Online, postmarked, or in-person by October 9, 2020.
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- No deadline, but request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is October 23, 2020 (received by).
- An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
All Idaho voters can request mail-in ballots, no excuse needed. Requests for mail-in ballots must be received by October 23, 2020.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Idaho.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Click here to find contact information for your City or Town Clerk.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- Maybe. Some localities have required masks, but there is no statewide order requiring masks to vote. Contact your polling station in advance to make sure you're abiding by its mask requirements, if any.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
COVID-19 is an accepted reason for requesting a mail-in ballot:
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
- Here are Idaho's Absentee Voter Registration Instructions.
Out of town or serving abroad?
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- Idaho requires photo identification to vote, or you have to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit.
- Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Contact your county clerk or polling place for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- Voters without valid ID will be given the option of signing the Personal Identification Affidavit in order to cast a ballot.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The Idaho Secretary of State:
- Call 208-334-2852 or use this simple form.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Idahoans!
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