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Quick facts -- Idaho Voting
  • Same Day Registration :    Yes
  • Voter Registration deadline :   On Election day
  • Early Voting :    Yes   --    Voting By Absentee Ballot :   Yes
  • Voter Id Requirement :   Yes
  • Electoral Votes:   4
  • U.S Congressional District(s):    2 (Change:0)

Census Data -- ID

Population Under 1827.00%
Population over 6412.80%
Population between 18 and 6460.20%
Percentage of White83.60%
Percentage of Black0.80%
Percentage of Hispanic11.50%
Percentage of Asian1.30%
Percentage of Native American1.70%
Percentage of Native Hawaiian0.20%
Pecentage below poverty13.60%
Total Fed. Spending$0
Voter Registration Stats
Total Registered: 754,142

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use idahovotes.gov to Find Your Polling Place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Idaho: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

    Personal Identification is Required to Vote in Idaho

      To vote you must either present a photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit.

      Acceptable forms of photo identification include any one of the following:

      • An Idaho driver's license or 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 poll worker must verify that the picture on the ID matches the voter.

      The name on the ID must also match the name on the voter registration list in the poll book. Common abbreviations and nicknames are acceptable. However, a name change requires the voter to re-register.

      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 34-1114, Idaho Code. After signing the Affidavit, the voter will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.

      If a voter does not have an Idaho Driver’s License, they can use an Idaho photo identification card issued by the Department of Transportation to vote.

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        Election Offices In idaho

        Election OfficePhoneAddress
        Ada county 208-287-6860 Fax: 208-287-6963 400 North Benjamin Street, Suite 100 Boise, ID 83704
        Adams county 208-253-4561 Fax: 208-253-4880 Post Office Box 48 Council, ID 83612-0048
        Bannock county 208-236-7334 Fax: 208-236-7073 Post Office Box 6094 Pocatello, ID 83205-6094
        Bear lake county 208-945-2212 Fax: 208-945-2248 7 East CenterPost Office Box 190 Paris, ID 83261-0190
        Benewah county 208-245-3212 Fax: 208-245-9152 701 West College Avenue, Suite 101 Saint Maries, ID 83861-1852
        Bingham county 208-782-3164 Fax: 208-785-4131 501 North Maple Street, #205 Blackfoot, ID 83221-1776
        Blaine county 208-788-5510 Fax: 208-788-5501 206 1st Avenue South, #200 Hailey, ID 83333-8429
        Boise county 208-392-4431 Fax: 208-392-4473 Post Office Box 1300 Idaho City, ID 83631-1300
        Bonner county 208-255-3631 Fax: 208-255-2554 1500 South Highway 2, Suite 124 Sandpoint, ID 83864-1794
        Bonneville county 208-529-1363 Fax: 208-529-1188 605 North Capital Avenue Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3582
        Boundary county 208-267-2242 Fax: 208-267-7814 Post Office Box 419 Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419
        Butte county 208-527-3021 Fax: 208-527-3295 Post Office Box 737 Arco, ID 83213-0737
        Camas county 208-764-2242 Fax: 208-764-2349 Post Office Box 430 Fairfield, ID 83327-0430
        Canyon county 208-454-7563 Fax: 208-454-6899 1102 East Chicago Caldwell, ID 83605-3522
        Caribou county 208-547-4324 Fax: 208-547-4759 Post Office Box 775 Soda Springs, ID 83276-0775
        Cassia county 208-878-5240 Fax: 208-878-8825 1459 Overland Avenue Burley, ID 83318-1862
        Clark county 208-374-5304 Fax: 208-374-5609 Post Office Box 205 Dubois, ID 83423-0205
        Clearwater county 208-476-5615 Fax: 208-476-9315 Post Office Box 586 Orofino, ID 83544-0586
        Custer county 208-879-2360 Fax: 208-879-5246 Post Office Box 385 Challis, ID 83226-0385
        Elmore county 208-587-2131 Fax: 208-587-2159 150 South 4th East #3 Mountain Home, ID 83647-3000
        Franklin county 208-852-1090 Fax: 208-852-1094 39 West Oneida Preston, ID 83263-1232
        Fremont county 208-624-7332 Fax: 208-624-7335 151 West 1st North #12 Saint Anthony, ID 83445-1548
        Gem county 208-365-4561 Fax: 208-365-7795 415 East Main Emmett, ID 83617-3096
        Gooding county 208-934-4841 Fax: 208-934-5085 Post Office Box 417 Gooding, ID 83330-0417
        Idaho county 208-983-2751 Fax: 208-983-1428 320 West Main, Room 5 Grangeville, ID 83530-1948
        Jefferson county 208-745-7756 Fax: 208-745-9397 210 Courthouse Way, Suite 100 Rigby, ID 83442-5294
        Jerome county 208-644-2714 Fax: 208-644-2709 300 North Lincoln, Room 301 Jerome, ID 83338-2344
        Kootenai county 208-446-1030 Fax: 208-446-1039 1808 North Third StreetPost Office Box 9000 Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000
        Latah county 208-883-2249 Fax: 208-883-7203 Post Office Box 8068 Moscow, ID 83843-0568
        Lemhi county 208-756-2815 Fax: 208-756-8424 206 Courthouse Drive Salmon, ID 83467-3900
        Lewis county 208-937-2661 Fax: 208-937-9234 510 Oak Street, Room 1 Nez Perce, ID 83543-5065
        Lincoln county 208-886-7641 Fax: 208-886-2798 111 West B Street, Suite C Shoshone, ID 83352-5364
        Madison county 208-359-6219 Fax: 208-356-8396 Post Office Box 389 Rexburg, ID 83440-0389
        Minidoka county 208-436-9511 Fax: 208-436-0737 Post Office Box 368 Rupert, ID 83350-0368
        Nez perce county 208-799-3020 Fax: 208-799-3070 Post Office Box 896 Lewiston, ID 83501-0896
        Oneida county 208-766-4116 Fax: 208-766-2448 10 Court Street Malad, ID 83252-1200
        Owyhee county 208-495-2421 Fax: 208-495-1173 Post Office Box 128 Murphy, ID 83650-0128
        Payette county 208-642-6000 Fax: 208-642-6011 1130 Third Avenue North, Room 104 Payette, ID 83661-2473
        Power county 208-226-7611 Fax: 208-226-7612 543 Bannock Avenue American Falls, ID 83211-1200
        Shoshone county 208-752-1264 Fax: 208-752-1896 700 Bank Street #120 Wallace, ID 83873-2348
        Teton county 208-354-8780 Fax: 208-354-8410 150 Courthouse Drive Driggs, ID 83422
        Twin falls county 208-736-4004 Fax: 208-736-4182 Post Office Box 126 Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126
        Valley county 208-382-7100 Fax: 208-382-7107 Post Office Box 1350 Cascade, ID 83611-1350
        Washington county 208-414-2092 Fax: 208-414-3925 Post Office Box 670 Weiser, ID 83672-0670
        Voting By Absentee Ballot In Idaho

        Absentee Registration and/or Application for Absentee Ballot must be applied for by the Applicant to the County Clerk in the County in which the elector's Idaho residence is.

        If you wish to have an absentee ballot mailed to you, the request must be received by the county clerk's office by the 6th day prior to the election. You can still cast an absentee ballot in person at the absent elector's polling place (usually the county clerk's office) up until 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.

        Mail-In Voter Registration card:

        • can be requested from the Clerk's office or
        • print from this web site (form is fillable on your screen with Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher)

        Application for an absentee ballot: (you must be registered to vote in Idaho to request an absentee ballot)

        • can be requested from Clerk's office or
        • print from this web site (form is fillable on your screen with Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher)
        • or by submitting a written request with the required information (name of elector, residence address in Idaho and mailing address to which such registration or ballot is to be forwarded) signed by the applicant


        • The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) is the form provided by federal law to register and / or request an absentee ballot. You are eligible to use an FPCA application if you are a(n):
        • Member of the Uniformed Services (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard)
        • Merchant Marine
        • Eligible family member of the above
        • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
        • United States citizens employed by the Federal Government residing outside the United States,
        • Private United States citizens residing outside the United States

        Who May Vote Absentee?

          College Student Voting In Idaho

          Students can establish residency in Idaho if they have a present intention to remain at their Idaho school address for the time being, and they intend to make it their principal home.Any other interpretation of the residency laws is unconstitutional. However, Idaho law makes clear that simply being a student is inadequate to establish your school address as your principle home. Factors that election officials consider in determining residency include whether you live year-round in Idaho, keep personal property in Idaho, have an Idaho driver's license, are employed in Idaho, are a member of social and civil organizations in Idaho, have an Idaho-based bank account, or list your Idaho address on other government forms.

          In Idaho Constitutional (Article VI, Sec. 5) and statutory provisions (34-405, I.C.) provide that no person is deemed to have gained or lost a residence for voting purposes by reason of his presence or absence while a student at any institution of learning. These provisions have the effect of treating physical presence as a neutral factor in determining voting residence and therefore other factors must be looked at.
          Section 34-107, Idaho Code, defines residence for voting purposes

          Mover's Guide: Idaho

          Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.

          If you moved to Idaho from another state, you must register to vote in Idaho to be able to vote. You may register on Election Day by going to your local polling place and completing a registration card, making an oath, and providing proof of residence for where you live. If you do not take advantage of election-day registration, the last day to register in time to vote in the next election is twenty-five days before the election.

          If you moved to a new address, you should complete a new registration form to be able to vote. Idaho allows voters to register on Election Day.To qualify, you must have lived in Idaho and in the county for 30 days prior to the election.

          If you moved to a new address, you should complete a new registration form to be able to vote. If you moved to a different county within Idaho within 30 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote, you can vote by absentee ballot in your old county.

          You can apply for a mail-in absentee ballot until 5:00 PM on the sixth day before the election. You can apply for in-person absentee voting at the “absent electors’ polling place” until 5:00 PM on the day before the election.

          Idaho Political Parties

          • America First Party of Idaho
          • 1630 A 30th Street # 111 Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 866-767-8721 Fax: 662-453-7787
            E-mail: info@americafirstparty.org
            Website: http://www.americafirstparty.org/contacts/id.shtml
          • Communist Party of Idaho
          • 235 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011 Phone: 212-989-4994 Fax: 212-229-1713
            E-mail: cpusa@cpusa.org
            Website: http://www.cpusa.org/contact
          • Constitution Party of Idaho
          • Post Office Box 695 Parma, ID 83660 Phone: 208-906-8299 Phone: 208-310-7061
            E-mail: chairman@cpidaho.org
            Website: http://www.cpidaho.org/
          • Idaho Democratic Party
          • 943 West Overland RoadSuites 119-126 Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 208-336-1815
            E-mail: info@idahodems.org
            Website: http://idahodems.org/
          • Idaho Republican Party
          • 802 West Bannock Lower Plaza 103 Boise, ID 83702 Phone: 208-343-6405 Fax: 208-343-6414
            E-mail: info@idgop.org
            Website: http://www.idgop.org
          • Independent American Party of Idaho
          • Phone: 208-357-4294
            E-mail: robert.gorgoglione43@gmail.com
            Website: http://www.independentamericanparty.org/about-the-iap/contact/
          • Libertarian Party of Idaho
          • 1421 Dearborn Caldwell, ID 83605 Phone: 208-459-1032
            E-mail: chair@lpid.org
            Website: http://www.lpid.org/
          • Reform Party of Idaho
          • Post Office Box 660675 #35995 Dallas, TX 75266-0675 Phone: 972-275-9297 Phone: 877-467-3367 Fax: 281-231-2502
            E-mail: rpid@rpusa.info
            Website: http://www.spo-rpusa.org/Idaho/
          State Congress

          Recent Idaho Key Votes :

          Bill Passed in State Congress

          • Senate
          • Passage With Amendment -- Establishes Health Clinic Grant Program (H 644)
          • Passage -- Prohibits Powdered Alcohol (H 331)
          • Passage -- Authorizes Concealed Carry Without Permit (S 1389)
          • Passage -- Prohibits Local Limitation on Use of Plastic Bags (H 372)
          • Passage -- Authorizes the Use of the Bible in Public Schools (S 1342)
          • Passage -- Repeals the Requirement that Charter Schools Use State Contracts (S 1248)
          • Passage -- Amends Foreign Child Support Order (H 1)
          • Conference Report Vote -- Increases Gas Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees (H 312)
          • Passage With Amendment -- Increases Gax Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees (H 312)
          • Passage -- Establishes Standards for Transportation Network Companies (H 262)
          • Passage -- Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil (S 1146)
          • Passage With Amendment -- Requires In-Person Examination for Chemical Abortion Medication (H 154)
          • House
          • Nonconcurrence Vote -- Establishes Health Clinic Grant Program (H 644)
          • Passage -- Establishes Health Clinic Grant Program (H 644)
          • Passage -- Authorizes Bibles in Schools as Educational References (S 1342)
          • Passage -- Authorizes Concealed Carry Without Permit (S 1389)
          • Passage -- Requires Physician to Offer Ultrasound 24 Hours before Abortion (H 516)
          • Passage -- Prohibits Powdered Alcohol (H 331)
          • Passage -- Prohibits Local Governments from Increasing Minimum Wage (H 463)
          • Passage -- Exempts Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sales Tax (H 449)
          • Passage -- Prohibits Local Limitation on Use of Plastic Bags (H 372)
          • Passage -- Expands Tax Law to Include Marriages Authorized by the Supreme Court (H 425)
          • Passage -- Amends Foreign Child Support Order (H 1)
          • Conference Report Vote -- Increases Gas Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees (H 312)
          • Nonconcurrence Vote -- Increases Gax Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees (H 312)
          • Passage -- Increases Gax Tax and Vehicle Registration Fees (H 312)
          • Passage -- Authorizes Medical Marijuana Oil (S 1146)
          • Passage -- Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races (S 1011)
          • Concurrence Vote -- Requires In-Person Examination for Chemical Abortion Medication (H 154)
          • Passage -- Appeals to Congress to Impeach Certain Members of the Judiciary (HJM 4)

          Bill Failed in State Congress

          • Senate
          • Passage -- Expands List of Crimes that Prohibit an Individual from Possessing Firearm (S 1276)
          • Override of Veto -- Repeals Authorization of Gambling on Past Horse Races (S 1011)
          • House
          Idaho Congressional Districts
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          Idaho QuickFacts


          • Date of Statehood: July 3, 1890
          • Population 1900: 161,772
          • Population 1950: 588,637
          Capital Boise
          Largest City Boise
          Second Largest City Nampa
          Persons per square mile 16

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          • Nickname: Gem State
          • Flower: Syringa
          • Tree: White Pine
          • Bird: Mountain Bluebird
          • Horse: Appaloosa
          • Vegetable: Idaho Potato
          • Insect: Monarch Butterfly

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