Idaho

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Idaho will allow any registered voter to request a ballot. Follow the application steps below. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://elections.sos.idaho.gov/ElectionLink/ElectionLink/VoterSearch.aspx




Where should I send my completed application?


You must have an Idaho Driver’s License or Identification Card and the Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number to complete the Online Absentee Ballot Request. If you do not have one of these ID numbers, you will need to download a paper application and mail or deliver it to your County Board of Elections. The mailing address for your County Board of Elections is listed on the printed application.




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received 11 days before the election. (October 23, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 9, 2020.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day. (November 3, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/




Does it require a stamp? Two?


It should not require a stamp. Read the outside of the envelope to be sure. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


Most counties have drop boxes at their election offices. Call to inquire about locations and times:

https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/

Ballots can not be dropped off at polling locations.




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


You can call your local county election office. https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


October 17 - 31, 2020. Not all counties conduct early voting. Voters should contact their county elections office for additional information.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://idahovotes.gov/county-clerks/




Link to information and locations:


Locations may be confirmed or announced closer to the election. https://elections.sos.idaho.gov/ElectionLink/ElectionLink/ViewPollingLocation.aspx





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