Voting Identification Requirements

New Registration Requirements

Beginning July 1, 2023 all new voter registrations will need to provide one of the approved proof of residence documents in order to complete the registration process.

If your residence address does not match the record on your driver’s license your application will not be complete until this requirement is satisfied. Valid photo identification and proof of residence documents are listed below.

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approved photo identification

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.
Registered voters must present a valid photo ID at the polls in order to vote. If you are not able to show an acceptable ID, you are given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit.
  • Idaho driver’s license or identification card
  • U.S. Passport or Federal photo Identification card
  • Tribal Identification card
  • Concealed weapons license issued by a County Sheriff in Idaho

NOTE: A Student ID card from an Idaho educational institution is considered valid identification to vote through December 31, 2023.

Approved Proof of Residence Documentation

If you register to vote after July 1, 2023 and your residence address does not match the record on your driver’s license, you must provide one of the following documents to your county elections office or at the polls in order to complete the registration process.

  • Any of the above photo IDs with correct residence address
  • Current proof of insurance
  • Deed of trust, mortgage, lease or rental agreement
  • A property tax assessment, bill, or receipt
  • A utility bill, excluding a cellular telephone bill
  • A bank or credit card statement
  • A paystub, paycheck, or government-issued check
  • An intake document from a residential care or assisted living facility
  • Enrollment papers issued for the current school year by a high school, or an accredited institution of higher education located within the state of Idaho.
  • A communication on letterhead from a public or private social service agency registered with the secretary of state verifying the applicant is homeless and attesting to the applicant’s residence for registration purposes.

Personal Identification Affidavit

As outlined in Idaho Statute §34-1114, a registered voter may sign a Personal Identification Affidavit in lieu of presenting photo identification.

If a voter is not able to show an acceptable ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit.

On the Affidavit, the voter swears to his/her identity under penalty of perjury, a felony under Idaho Statute §34-1114.

After signing the Affidavit, the voter will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.

For Registered Voters

With Photo ID

As outlined in Idaho Statute §34-1113, a registered voter must present a photo ID. (A voter without photo ID may sign a Personal Identification Affidavit instead, see the Without Photo ID section below.)
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.
After presenting proper photo identification, the voter will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.

Without Photo ID

As outlined in Idaho Statute §34-1114, a registered voter may sign a Personal Identification Affidavit in lieu of presenting photo identification.
If a voter is not able to show an acceptable ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit.
On the Affidavit, the voter swears to his/her identity under penalty of perjury, a felony under Idaho Statute §34-1114.
After signing the Affidavit, the voter will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.

For Non-Registered Voters

As outlined in Idaho Statute §34-408A, an individual who is eligible to vote (as outlined in Idaho Statute §34-402) may register to vote by:
  1. appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the individual maintains residence,
  2. by completing a registration application,
  3. making an oath in the form prescribed by the secretary of state and
  4. providing proof of residence dated at least 30 days prior to election day.
An individual may prove residence for purposes of registering by:
  • Showing an Idaho driver’s license or Idaho identification card issued through the department of transportation; or
  • Showing any document which contains a valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card; or
  • Showing a current valid student photo identification card from a postsecondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with a current student fee statement that contains the student’s valid address in the precinct.

Notice About Republican Caucus Locations

The Idaho Republican Caucus locations will be different from the state polling places listed on the polling place locator here on voteidaho.gov.

Visit https://www.idahorepublicancaucus.com/counties to find your Caucus location by County and precinct, or continue to the polling place locator using the button below.

System Upgrade In Progress

Online Voter Tools are expected to be offline from April 9th at 5:00 p.m. MDT, through April 12th at 8:00 a.m. MDT to complete a system upgrade.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please contact your county clerk for voting registration or absentee ballot requests.