How to vote in my state
Last updated: September 13, 2023
Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines
November 7, 2023
Idaho Statewide and Local Elections**
Voter Registration Deadline
- Postmarked: October 13, 2023
- In-person request by: October 13, 2023
- Online request by: October 13, 2023
Absentee Request Deadline
- Received by: October 27, 2023
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
- Received by: November 7, 2023
Early Voting: October 23, 2023 – November 3, 2023
*Not all counties offer early voting. Voters should contact their county elections office for additional information.
**Learn more about which positions are on the ballot here.
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Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot in Idaho. You can request your absentee ballot using the online request form, or by submitting a paper application to your County Clerk.
Qualified electors may vote in person before Election Day at an early voting site. Contact your County Clerk for the dates, times and location of early voting in your county. Most counties use the county courthouse or elections office for early voting. Early voting ends in all counties at 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before Election Day
What to Expect
on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Voter ID Requirements
Forms of photo identification may be any one of the following:
- An Idaho driver’s license or Idaho photo identification card.
- A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card.
- A tribal photo identification card.
- A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
- A license to carry a concealed weapon issued by a county sheriff in Idaho.
If a voter is not able to show an acceptable ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit.
Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.”
It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose.
Have questions or need help voting?
Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).
Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.