About This State

Idaho. Where you say potato, we say "let's vote.” You know what, let's call the rhyme thing off and make sure we're prepared for the biggest election of our lifetimes. That's right "Gem State," Election Day is fast approaching and we need every vote we can get. Here’s everything you need to know before you head to the polls. So put down that fry sauce and let's make America "Bleed Blue" too.


If you have any problem voting, or witness any voter suppression or intimidation, call 1-208-866-3844

Idaho Secretary of State

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Key Dates

Nov 3

Election Day

What You Need to Know to Vote

  • How do I make sure I’m registered?

    Registered before? Double-check your registration to make sure your registration is still valid.

    Verify Your Registered
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes, you can register during early voting and on Election Day at your polling place. You can find out where that is here.

    Find your voting place
  • If I’m voting by mail, how do I return my ballot and make sure it's counted?

    When filling out your ballot, make sure to double-check the instructions to make sure you fill out the ballot correctly--check to see if your ballot requires using a pen with black or blue ink, a signature on the envelope, any witness requirements and postage, if necessary. We’re past the recommended deadline from USPS for voters to send back their ballots to ensure they are delivered by Election Day. So we strongly recommend you drop it off in person at your local election office or polling location.

    Find your location
  • Does my state require my ballot to be postmarked or delivered by Election Day?

    Your ballot must be received before or on Election Day by 8pm. We’re past the recommended deadline from USPS for voters to send back their ballots to ensure they are delivered by Election Day. If you still have your mail ballot, drop it off in person. Find a location here.

    Find your location
  • Can I track my ballot?

    Yes! You can track your ballot here.

    Track your ballot
  • What if I request a vote by mail ballot but I decide I want to vote in person instead?

    If time permits, bring your mail ballot to the county clerk’s office before Election Day to have it spoiled, Deputy Secretary of State Jason Hancock said. Otherwise, bring it to the polls to have it spoiled by a poll worker, who will give you a new ballot to vote in person. Find your polling location here.

    Find your location
  • What if I still haven't received my ballot?

    If you’ve requested your ballot, but you still haven’t received it at least 14 days before the election day, check the status of your ballot using the tracking website. If you receive your ballot before Election Day, you can return it in person at your local elections office or polling place. If you still don’t receive it before Election Day, you can cast a provisional ballot at your polling place.

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  • Can I vote early in person?

    The last early vote day is Friday, October 30th. Rules may vary county by county so you can check where and when you can vote in your county online. If you need to vote in person and missed the early voting window, vote in person on November 3rd, Election Day.

    Contact your local official
  • What if I'm voting in-person on Election Day?

    If you are voting on Election Day, wear a mask and keep an appropriate social distance from fellow voters. If you are in line before polls close, do not leave. You legally must be permitted to vote. If you witness any incidents of voter suppression, contact your voter protection hotline: 1-208-866-3844. Find your polling place options here.

    Find Your Polling Location
  • Do I need an ID to vote in person?

    Voters in Idaho need to show photo ID to confirm their identity when they vote in person. Student IDs and, in certain cases, expired IDs are accepted. If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, there may be other ways you can confirm your identity. If you don't feel confident in your ID, Vote Riders can help. Learn more below.

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  • How do I find out where I go to vote?

    Use our Make a Plan tool to find up-to-date information from every state on your voting locations (and ballot drop locations).

    Make your plan


Whether you’re voting by mail or in person, what’s important is making a plan to do it as early as possible.


Use our voter guide to see who and what will be on the ballot when you vote. Your full ballot may not be available yet, but check back soon. All candidates and ballot measures will be live in all 50 states by October 8.


  • If you run into any issues while voting, call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683), a voter hotline is monitored 24/7/365 with voting experts who are ready to field questions pertaining to felon disenfranchisement, voter purging, poll worker misconduct, voter machines, accessibility, and more.

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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