Idaho Voter Info

The general election is Nov 5, 2024.
Idaho, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Idaho!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Early Voting

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Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Idaho if you:
  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of Idaho
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
You are NOT eligible to vote in Idaho if:
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you have been pardoned, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote
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:
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
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.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

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.”

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Idaho, if your residence does not match the record on your driver's license, you will need to provide one of the approved proof of residence documents to your county elections office or at the polls in order to complete the registration process:
  • Valid Idaho Driver's License
  • Current proof of insurance
  • Deed, mortgage, lease, or rental agreement
  • Utility bill excluding a cellular telephone bill
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Paystub, paycheck, or government-issued check
  • Idaho ID Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid federal photo ID card
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
Registered voters must present one of the following valid photo ID at the polls in order to vote. If you are not able to show an acceptable ID, you are given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit.
  • Valid Idaho Driver's License
  • Valid Idaho Issued ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm

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Idaho Voter Info

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