WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW to Vote?
- You Need Your Identification to Vote
To get comprehensive information and links to questions you may have, go to:
- WHAT IS NEW in the 2012 PRIMARY ELECTION?
Primary Elections have changed and political parties may now limit participation in their nominating elections. This may affect which party you choose to affiliate with and what ballot(s) you will be entitled to vote. Click on the link to find a detailed explanation and regulations for the Idaho Primary Election.
- WHAT IF I WANT TO VOTE ABSENTEE?
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 our 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
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.
- WHERE DO I VOTE?
Reapportionment as required by the U.S. Constitution every 10 years may have changed boundary lines in your Congressional and/or Legislative district and possibly the location of your polling place.
If you need a registration form, absentee request form, or have difficulty seeing or marking a ballot you will find these topics on our voter information page. Contact your County Clerk’s office or my office if you need additional information or with suggestions that may assist other voters.