With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting has started in Idaho!

You have until October 30, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote in person?

Early voting and absentee in person voting options vary by county in Idaho. Contact your county clerk for more information about how it works in your county.

Can you early vote by mail?

  • Any registered Idaho voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

  • Voting before Election Day at an absentee polling place is also an accessible voting option. Contact your county clerk for the dates, location and times.

  • Early Voting or Absentee in-Person voting is available at the absentee polling place in your county.

What about on election day?

Polling place lookup

Find your polling place on this website.

ID requirements

Idaho voters must provide their Idaho driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show a valid document with their name and address, such as their driver's license, bank statement, or utility bill.

How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

To register in Idaho you must:

  • be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have resided in Idaho and in the county for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • not be serving a sentence of imprisonment for a felony. Your voting rights are restored once you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole.

Can I register online?

Idaho voters must include their Idaho driver's license number or state ID number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here