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Idaho

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 8, 2022

Idaho General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 14, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 8, 2022
  • Online request by: October 14, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: October 28, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: Contact county clerk for start dates. Early voting ends November 4, 2022.

*Not all counties offer early voting. Voters should contact their county elections office for additional information.

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

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.

See details of absentee voting here

Early Voting 

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

Find your county clerk

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM.

Find your polling location.

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.

Click here for more information on voter ID in Idaho

Language Access

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

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.