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Phill McGrane
May 9, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline For May 21st Primary Election

(Boise, Idaho) – The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the May 21st Primary Election is this Friday, May 10th. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot at through 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10th.

Important Dates & Deadlines for the May 21st Election

  • Absentee Request Deadline: Friday, May 10th, 5:00 pm
  • Early Voting (where applicable): Now through Friday, May 17th, 5:00 pm
  • Election Day: Tuesday, May 21st, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Absentee Ballots Due: Tuesday, May 21st, 8:00 pm

As of May 9, 2024, 59,654 absentee ballots have been issued statewide. Of those, 21,144 have been returned to county elections offices, with a return rate of 35.4%. Completed ballots must be returned to county elections offices by mail, in person, or in an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The Idaho Primary Election will include races for United States Representative, State Senate, State House of Representatives, County Commissioner, County Sheriff, County Prosecuting Attorney, Judges, and other local races and measures.

Many Idaho counties are also conducting early voting through May 17th. To see the list of counties offering early voting, visit Election Day polling locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 21st. Voters may find their polling location at

“Don’t miss out on the opportunity to vote and have a say in the future of Idaho. Remember to mark your calendar with the key dates and deadlines for the upcoming primary election. Your participation matters!” said Secretary of State Phil McGrane.

For more information about the May 21st Primary, please visit the official Idaho Secretary of State’s website at

About Phil McGrane

Phil McGrane was elected Idaho’s twenty-eighth Secretary of State and took office on January 2, 2023. McGrane served as elected Clerk of Ada County from 2019-2022. McGrane holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a juris doctorate, and a Master of Public Administration. As a fourth-generation Idahoan, Phil has dedicated his career to making elections in the state of Idaho accessible, secure and transparent.