Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 21, must be postmarked by October 7, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

Early Voting in Idaho runs from October 19 to October 30 for some counties, contact your county clerk to find out if your county has early voting.

Idaho’s Address Confidentiality Program provides confidential voter registration records for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or stalking. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID is required. If one is not shown a voter can sign an affidavit affirming their identity.

Absentee Voting: Any Idaho voter can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is required. Voters can contact their County Clerk’s office or fill out an online form. The request must be mailed in at least 11 days before the election for a ballot to be mailed to you, absentee ballots can also be cast in-person at the County Clerk’s office until the day before the election. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Idaho is one of 13 states that does not have any women in its Congressional delegation. However, Idaho ranks 15th in the country for the representation of women in the State Legislature.

Idaho Congressional Delegation

Idaho State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Idaho had slightly higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size