Idaho Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 13th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

no

Complete Idaho Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? No
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • Idaho driver’s license or Idaho identification card
  • US passport or federal identification 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 plus a currents student fee statement that shows address in Idaho precinct

If a voter is not able to show an acceptable ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit. On the Affidavit, the voter swears to his/her identity under penalty of perjury, a felony under 34-1114, Idaho Code. After signing the Affidavit, the voter will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.

Idaho Student Voter Info

Idaho’s formal laws make it difficult for students to establish residency. Under Idaho law, “residence” for voting purposes is a person’s “principal or primary home.” Those who do not have plans to remain in the state indefinitely may not be able to establish residency. Your residence is your fixed place of habitation, the place where you intend to return after being away for any length of time. The law explicitly states that a voter does not establish residence in Idaho if “he comes for temporary purposes only, without the intention of making it his home but with the intention of leaving it when he has accomplished the purpose that brought him there.”

“Students may also use a current valid student identification card from a post secondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with a current student fee statement that contains the student’s valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card.”

Idaho Ex-Offender Voter Info

HHC – Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
Felon Voting – Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor in Idaho may not vote while incarcerated.
Vote restored after Term of Incarceration +Parole +Probation.
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– Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.