Idaho. You say "po-TAY-to", I say "po-TAH-to," we all say "LET"S VOTE." 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 the Senate "Bleed Blue" too.


Key Dates

Oct 14

Voter Registration Deadline (By Mail)

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Oct 28

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (online/by mail)

Nov 8

Same Day Voter Registration

Oct 24 – Nov 4

Early Voting Period

Nov 5

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (in-person)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Idaho Voter Guide

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

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit:

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  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by October 28th. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by November 8th. It must be received by November 8th by 8 p.m. You can request your ballot here.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a first-time voter, you may want to include a copy of an acceptable form of ID in order to ensure there are no challenges to your ballot.

    Request Here ID for First Time Voters
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! Beginning October 24th, ending November 4th (varies by county).

  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. An Idaho driver's license, Idaho ID card, U.S. passport or Federal ID card, Tribal ID card, student ID card from an Idaho high school or postsecondary school all work. Get the specifics from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee/by mail, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 8am to 8pm on Election Day, you can find the polling place closest to you and its hours here.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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

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