Voting

 

YOUR VOICE IS YOUR VOTE

It’s Your Life – VOTE!

Elected government officials make decisions every day that change your life. They make laws that define your rights, pass budgets that fund your services, and decide how federal, state and local governments treat citizens like you. Get out and vote like your life depends on it, because it does.

If you experience any barriers to voting on Election Day, please call the DisAbility Rights Idaho Voter
Hotline, toll-free, at 1-866-262-3462.
Dina M. Flores-Brewer
Executive Director

For a registration form, click here: here.

 

Resources

For more information on voting in Idaho contact the Secretary of State’s office or go to:   http://www.idahovotes.gov

Click Here for the 2019 Election Calendar

All registered voters in Idaho have the right to:

Look at a sample ballot.

Vote privately and vote your way without someone telling you how to vote.

Ask for and get help at the polls from a poll worker or someone else you choose.

Vote at an accessible polling site.

Vote if you live in a group home or treatment facility.

Vote if you have a guardian.

 

DisAbility Rights Idaho can:

Help you register to vote.

Help you locate your polling place.

Help if you have problems accessing the polls on election day due to a disability

Teach you how to use an AutoMARK ballot marking devise.

 

The same rules apply to everyone.

There are no special tests for people with disabilities to register or vote in Idaho.

 

2019 ELECTION CONSOLIDATION CALENDAR

Download a PDF version of the 2019 Election Calendar here.

This edition of the 2019 Election Calendar may be updated due to changes made during the 2019 session of the Idaho Legislature. Last updated December 2018.

Dec. 2018
County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2019. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)

January 5
Last day for County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

January 18
Last day for early voting ballot security plan to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Entire year. (Sec. 34-1013, Idaho Code)

January 22
Last day to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the March 12 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

January 22
Last day for the County Clerk to submit report to the Secretary of State on absentee voters for the General Election (November 6) as required by federal law. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

January 31
Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 12 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

February 8
County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 12 election.

February 11
County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 12 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

February 11
Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to March 12 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

February 15
Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 12 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

February 19-26
County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 12 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

February 25
Last day to begin Early Voting for the March 12 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

February 28
First notice of election is published for the March 12 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

February 28
Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the March 12 election. (Sec. 34- 304, Idaho Code)

March 1
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County  Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

March 6
Last day for County Clerk to cancel registration of those electors who have not voted in any election in the last four (4) year. (Sec. 34-435, Idaho Code)

March 7
Second notice of election for the March 12 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34- 2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

March 8-15
County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 21 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)

March 8
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

March 8
Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

March 12
Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 12 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

March 12
Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code). County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

March 13
Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

March 22
Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 21 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

March 22
Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 12 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

March 22
County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the March 12 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

March 29
Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees to be placed on the ballot of the political subdivision for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

April 1
Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

April 5
Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 21 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec.34-1407, Idaho Code)

April 5
Last day a candidate for the May 21 election to withdraw before the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)

April 11
Last day for a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the March 12 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)

April 11
Last day for an elector to contest the March 12 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)

April 11
Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for political subdivision for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

April 19
County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the May 21 election.

April 19
Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

April 22
County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the May 21 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

April 26
Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a May 21 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

April 29-May 7
County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 21 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

May 6
Last day to begin Early Voting for the May 21 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

May 9
First notice of election is published for the May 21 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

May 9
Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)

May 10
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

May 10
Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 12 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

May 16
Second notice of election for the May 21 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34- 602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

May 17
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

May 17
Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

May 21
Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

May 21
Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code). County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

May 22
Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

May 31
Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

May 31
County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 21 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

May 31
Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 21 election (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

June 20
Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the May 21 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)

June 20
Last day for an elector to contest the May 21 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County Canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)

July 8
Last day to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

July 18
Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for political subdivision for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

July 22
Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the (May 21 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

July 26
County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 27 election.

July 29
County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 27 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

July 29
Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

August 2
Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 27 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

August 5-13
County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 27 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

August 12
Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the August 27 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

August 15
First notice of election is published for the August 27 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

August 15
Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34- 304, Idaho Code)

August 16
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

August 22
Second notice of election for the August 27 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34- 1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

August 23
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

August 23
Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

August 23-30
County Clerk publishes notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 5 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)

August 23-30
City Clerk to publish notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 5 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the city. (Sec. 50-411, Idaho Code) August 26 First day for filing declarations of candidacy for the Municipal Election to be held November 5. Filing is with the City Clerk. (50-410, Idaho Code) August 27 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

August 27
Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code). County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

August 28
Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

September 6
Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

September 6
Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 5 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

September 6
County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 27 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

September 6
Last day to file until 5:00 p.m. as a candidate for the City Election to be held on November 5. Filing is with the City Clerk (Se. 50-410)

September 13
Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees to be placed on the ballot of the political subdivision for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)

September 16
Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)

September 20
Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 5 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)

September 20
Last day a candidate for the November 5 election to withdraw before the election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)

September 26
Last day to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for political subdivisions for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)

September 26
Last day for a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the August 27 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)

September 26
Last day for an elector to contest the August 27 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County Canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)

October 4
County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 5 election.

October 7
County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the November 5 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

October 7
Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the

November 5 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)

October 8
Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the City Clerk for the November 5 city election. (Sec. 50-410, and Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)

October 11-22
County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 5 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

October 11
Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the

November 5 election.
Registration closes in those districts holding a November 5 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

October 21
Last day to begin Early Voting for the November 5 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

October 24
First notice of election is published for the November 5 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

October 24
Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)

October 25
Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

October 28
Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

October 31
Second notice of election for the November 5 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)

November 1
Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

November 1
Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)

November 5
Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)

November 5
Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code). County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)

November 6
Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)

November 15
Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

November 15
County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)

December 5
Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the November 5 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)

December 5
Last day for an elector to contest the November 5 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County Canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)

December 5
If authorized by City ordinance pursuant to 50-612 and 50-707B, Idaho Code, last day for a run-off city election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast. (Sec. 50-612 and Sec. 50-707B, Idaho Code)

January 6, 2020
Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)