May 15, 2012
Presidential Primary Voter Registration Deadline
April 20, 2012
November 6, 2012
General Election Voter Registration Deadline
October 12, 2012
Voter Registration and Eligibility
By mail a person must register to vote 25 days before the election
Can select party affiliation at the polls.
To register to vote in the State of Idaho, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Citizen of the United States
- 18 years of age or older
- Have been a resident of Idaho and the county for 30 days
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Any person who is eligible to vote may register on Election Day by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which he maintains residence and:
- By completing a registration card
- Making an oath in the form prescribed by the Secretary of State
- Providing any document which contains a valid address in the precinct
- Providing a photo I.D. card
Can register to vote in person or obtain a mail-in application from a County Election Office
Obtain an voter registration application online.
IDAHO ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Who Can Absentee Vote in Idaho?
Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot.
How Can I Acquire an Absentee Ballot?
Those interested in voting absentee must apply for an absentee ballot to the County Clerk. Application forms can be obtained by writing, calling, or visiting the County Clerk's office (contact information).
Obtain an application for an absentee ballot online here.
Applications will be accepted as late as the sixth day prior to the election.
Voting before Election Day at an absentee polling place is also available. Contact your County Clerk for dates, times and location of the absentee polling place in your county.
Additional Information for Overseas Voters
How do I Return the Absentee Ballot and What is the Deadline?
In order to be counted, the completed absentee ballot must be received by the County Clerk by 5 p.m.on the day before the election. The ballot may be mailed or hand-delivered.
Source of information:
Idaho Secretary of State, Election Division
700 West Jefferson, Room 203
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0080
PROTECT YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
BY EXERCISING YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!