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Idaho ID Needed for Registration

If you are a first time voter in Idaho, you must either submit a copy of one of the following items with your registration form or show it at the polls prior to voting:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Government document that shows your name and address

Idaho Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Idaho you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Idaho and in the county for 30 days prior to Election Day
  • At least 18 years old before or on Election Day
  • Not convicted of a felony. (If you have been convicted, you must have had your civil rights restored)

Idaho Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The registration deadline is Friday, October 12, 2018.

For more election information contact your county clerk.

Idaho Absentee Ballot Process

You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here or any registered voter may apply in writing to the County Clerk to receive an absentee ballot. The application must give the name of the elector, residence address in Idaho, and mailing address to which the ballot is to be forwarded. The mail-in application shall be signed personally by the applicant and be received by the County Clerk no later than the sixth day before the election.

Idaho Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Idaho Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, you can utilize your state's verification tool.

Re-registration is required if registration is canceled for the following reasons:

  • The voter failed to vote at least once at any primary or general election during the four years following registration.
  • An elector changes his residence to another residence.
  • An elector has a name change.

Idaho Registration Deadline

You can now register to vote online! You will need a driver's license issued by the State of Idaho DMV in order to register online. If you do not have a driver's license you can still register in person or by mail.

Idaho ID Needed for Voting

All voters are required to show photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit to cast a regular ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • An Idaho driver's license or photo Identification Card
  • A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card
  • A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
  • A tribal photo identification card.

NOTE: The name on the ID must match the name on the registration list in the poll book but common abbreviations and nicknames are acceptable.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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