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Voter Registration and FAQ

Voter Registration

You may register to vote by mail or in person at:

Idaho County Recorder’s Office
320 West Main Street, Rm 5
Grangeville, Idaho 83530
(208) 983-2751

To Obtain the Voter Registration Form Click Here

To Obtain the Absentee Ballot Registration Form Click Here

You must register if you have:

  • Never registered before
  • Changed your name
  • Moved to a different address; or
  • Not voted within the last four (4) years.

Registration is subject to dates on the Local Election Calendar

Eligibility, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a resident of Idaho and Idaho County for thirty (30) days preceding the election.
  • Have reached eighteen (18) years of age.

Voter FAQ

Q: Who needs to register?
A: Any eligible person who wishes to vote in Idaho and who has never voted here or who has changed name or address since last registering needs to register.

 

Q: How do I know if I’m eligible to vote?
A: You are eligible to vote if you:

  • will be at least 18 years old on election day
  • are a citizen of the United States, AND
  • have resided in Idaho 30 days and in the county 30 days.
  • You are not eligible to vote if you:
  • have been convicted of a felony and have not had your civil rights restored
  • are confined in prison on conviction of a criminal offense.

 

Q: Once I register, do I need to register again for the next election?
A: Registration is permanent as long as you vote at least once every four years in a primary or general election, and do not move. You need to re-register if you change your address or name.

 

Q: Can I register to vote by mail?
A: Yes, but the mail application must be postmarked at least 24 days prior to the election.

 

Q: What does Residence Address mean?
A: You can register to vote only in the precinct where your residence is located. Your residence is where your home or living quarters is located, and, to which, whenever you are absent, you intend to return. (statute defining residence for voting purposes)

 

Q: Can I put down a mail drop or post office box as my address?
A: No, the address must be the complete street address of your residence. If you do not have a street address, describe the location of your residence: cross streets, section, township, range, etc.

 

Q: How will I know that my mail application has been received and I am registered?
A: You will receive a mailed notice from the county verifying your address and telling you the precinct you vote in.

 

Q: Where do I go to vote?
A: You can call your county clerk to find out the address of the polling place for your precinct or click here.

 

Q: Can’t I just register to vote at the polls on election day?
A: You may register at the polls on election day by providing proof of residence. All documents used in providing proof of residence shall be accompanied with a photo I.D. Only the following documents showing the registrant’s current address in the precinct are authorized:

  • a valid Idaho driver’s license issued through the department of transportation
  • a valid Idaho identification card issued through the department of transportation
  • any document which contains a valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card
  • Students may also use a current valid student identification card from a post secondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with a current student fee statement that contains the student’s valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card.

 

Q: What is the deadline for return of Registration Application?
A: Every voter registering at an agency must be registered by the 24th day prior to an
election. If you mail the registration card to your County Clerk, the card must be postmarked 24 days prior to the election.

 

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