2022 Idaho Voter Information

We have put together everything you need to know to get ready to vote in Idaho’s 2022 General Midterm Election happening November 8, 2022.

Begin by checking your voter registration here.

Not Registered? Here are several options for you to register to vote:

  • If you are not registered, or you need to update your registration information, you can use this online tool to submit a voter registration application. 
  • You may mail or deliver your completed application card to your county clerk’s office. County addresses are on the back of this form also.
  • If mailed, your county elections office will mail you a card to let you know that your registration was received.
  • You can register the day of election and vote at the same time for the Midterm election.
  • Fill out a registration form when you apply or renew your driver’s license or State of Montana ID at the Department of Motor Vehicle office.
  • IMPORTANT! If mailed, this card must be postmarked by the 25th day before an election. If you are a first-time voter in Idaho, a copy of a current and valid photo identification AND a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address must be submitted with this form or shown at the polls prior to voting.

Who is running for office?

2022 List of candidates running for General Election in Idaho

by clicking here: 2022 Idaho Polling Place


Important Election Dates:

Oct 14

Voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 election. (Deadline is postmarked by this date for mailed paper applications, 5 p.m. for paper applications handed in to the county clerk’s office, or until midnight for online applications.)

Oct 17

County clerks begin mailing ballots to voters located in designated mail ballot precincts.

Oct 24

Early Voting Start Deadline: For those counties that choose to conduct early voting.

Oct 28

Absentee Ballot Application Deadline: Applications must be received by the county clerk by 5 p.m for the November 8th election.

Nov 4

In-Person Absentee/Early Voting Ends: At 5 p.m. — for the General Election

Nov 8

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline: Voted absentee ballots must be received — by the county clerk — by 8 p.m.

Election Day: Polling places — and the county clerk’s office — to be open 8 a.m.–8 p.m. (*County clerk may opt to open at 7 a.m.) 

Qualified individuals may Register AND Vote at their designated polling place on election day.


Who can vote?

To register to vote in Idaho you must:

  • be a U.S. Citizen,
  • have resided in Idaho and in the county for thirty (30) days prior to the day of election, and • be at least 18 years old.

You cannot register to vote in Idaho if:

  • you have been convicted of a felony and have not had your civil rights restored. Persons convicted of a felony in Idaho have their rights automatically restored upon completion of sentencing including probation or parole.


How you can vote from home:

Absentee voting allows you to research candidates while filling out your ballot. It also allows you to vote from the comfort of your home.

You may request an absentee ballot for any reason. You must be registered to vote before you can request an absentee ballot.

  • If you plan to vote using an absentee ballot, your application must be received by 5:00 pm eleven days prior to November 8th.


Vote in Person

If you choose to vote in person, be sure to know the voting identification requirements for the state of Idaho. You can find your nearest polling place here. An Idaho drivers’ license or Idaho identification card, U.S. Passport or Federal photo ID, a tribal photo ID, A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution, or a license to carry a concealed weapon issued by a county sheriff in Idaho are all forms of acceptable identification documents. ID’s must contain a photo, name and address.


For more information about voting call us at 406-869-1938. 

Call your local County Clerk’s office or call the ACLU’s voter rights hotline:1-800-542-4737, or visit VoteIdaho.gov voterinformation page.