The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Idaho, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Idaho!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:00PM MDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:00PM MDT

Early Voting

Sat Oct 17, 2020
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:00PM MDT

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM MST
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:00PM MDT

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 in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
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:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested 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?

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.

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 you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Idaho Driver's License Number
In order to complete your voter registration in Idaho, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Accepted IDs include:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
If you are registered to vote in Idaho, you are required to show ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Idaho Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Idaho Issued ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm

The info on this page is for:

Idaho Voter Info

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