The COVID-19 crisis has created many changes for Americans. In addition to the changes that have been made to events, businesses, employment, and education, many states across the country have also made changes to their elections.
As you may know, on April 1, 2020, Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation requiring that Idaho’s May 19, 2020 primary election be held by mail. This is a big change in the way Idahoans can vote and DRI wants you to be aware of this change so you can make sure you are able to vote in this election.
In order to vote in the May 19, 2020 primary election you will need to:
- Register to vote by 8 PM on May 19, 2020!
- Request an absentee ballot online, by mail or by in-person delivery from your local county clerk by 8 PM on May 19, 2020!
- Return your absentee ballot back to your local county clerk’s office by 8 PM on June 2, 2020!
Please visit this website for more information or instructions on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot: https://idahovotes.gov/.
You can also contact your local county clerk for more information about this process.
A complete list of Idaho’s county clerks can be found here: https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/.
You can also contact DRI at 208-336-5353 and we would be happy to provide you with that information.
Additionally, if you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the May 19, 2020 primary election, or if you need to request an accommodation in order to be able to register or vote in this election, please contact DRI or your local county clerk as soon as possible! It is important that you be able to exercise your right to vote!
We would also like to share a video that the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has released in regards to May 19, 2020 primary election – please access it here: https://cdhh.idaho.gov/coronavirus/ or by inserting this link into your browser: https://youtu.be/LyfRJZAJxxE.
As an American, your right to vote is one of the most important rights you have! Please make sure your vote counts!
Again, if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to the May 19, 2020 election process or if you need to request an accommodation, please contact DRI or your local county clerk as soon as possible!
DisAbility Rights Idaho
Boise Office – 4477 Emerald Street, Suite B-100, Boise, Idaho 83706
Pocatello Office – 1246 Yellowstone Avenue, Suite A-3, Pocatello, Idaho 83201