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Casting Your Ballot

Once you’ve registered to vote, you’ll have several options for casting your ballot. Some options vary by county. Contact your county elections office for more information.

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Vote on Election Day

Visit your voting location (polling place) on Election Day between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You are assigned a specific voting location based on your physical address.
Be prepared to show a photo ID. Learn more about what to expect when you arrive to vote.

Vote Early

Many Idaho counties offer early voting, typically beginning two weeks before an upcoming election. Check with your county elections office for dates and times.

Accessible Voting for Voters with Disabilities

Every Idaho voter has the right to vote privately and independently. Visit the resource page with information on accessible voting.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting allows you to vote if you are out of town on Election Day or prefer to vote from the comfort of your home. Any registered voter in Idaho may request an absentee ballot to be mailed to their address.

To request an absentee ballot:

You must complete a new absentee ballot request form each calendar year.

Once your absentee ballot arrives:

Return the completed ballot by mail, to an official elections drop box, or your county elections office by 8 p.m. on Election Day for your vote to be counted.
Check The Status Of Your Absentee Ballot On Your Voter Record.
graphic about the absentee process in Idaho.

Military & Overseas Voting (UOCAVA)

If you are a United States citizen (civilian or military) currently living abroad and eligible to vote in Idaho, you may request a ballot through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

First, complete the Federal Postcard Application and return it to your county election office.

Follow the instructions on the federal site for Idaho. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.