Voting Info

The process of voting should be a simple one. The following information is intended to help you navigate the voting process.

Frequently Asked Questions

VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met to register to vote in Idaho.

You must register before voting.

HOW TO REGISTER

You may register or obtain mail-in registration cards at the Kootenai Elections Office, at any city clerk’s office*, or the Department of Motor Vehicles.

You may also Register or Update Your Registration Online.

The open registration deadline is 24 days before an election. Mail-in forms must be post marked 25 days before an election.

LATE REGISTRATION

If you have not registered prior to an election, you can still register to vote on election day with Proper Photo Identification and dated proof of residence such as a phone bill.

You can also complete the election day registration process if you choose to same day absentee vote at the Elections Office.

SAME DAY ABSENTEE VOTING

​Same-Day Absentee Voting is similar to Vote by Mail. However, instead of mailing in your ballot, you vote early in person at the Elections Office. Same-Day Absentee Voting is available for a limited time prior to election day. Check the Elections Office Website for further details.

VOTE BY MAIL

​Vote by Mail (aka Absentee Ballot) is a convenient way to vote on your own schedule if you do not expect to be in town on election day.  It is also convenient if you prefer to complete your ballot at home. To receive an Absentee Ballot, you must complete and mail in an Application for Absentee Ballot.

Your Application for Absentee Ballot must be post marked 25 days before the election.

ELECTION DAY VOTING

If you reside in Kootenai County year round and your schedule permits, you have the option to vote on election day at your designated polling place. You can use this online tool to Find Your Polling Place.

Remember to bring a Valid Photo ID and proof of residency with your current address listed, dated at least 30 days prior to the current voting date.

If you do not have a Valid Photo ID or you forget to bring it, you can still vote by signing a Personal Identity Affidavit.

Kootenai Elections information

Website: kcgov.us/31/Elections

Contact Form: Contact Us

P: (208) 446-1030

F: (208) 446-1039

Address: 1808 N. 3rd St., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814-3407

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2020 May 19 State Primary Election Calendar*
* The dates listed in this summary are drawn from the Idaho Secretary Of State Elections – 2019 and 2020 Election Calendars. Any omissions or discrepancies are unintentional.
 
 
11-Mar Voter Registration Reopens
13-Mar Last day electors can change political party affiliation
13-Mar Nonpartisan Candidate Filing Deadline for the May 19 primary.
13-Mar County Candidate Filing Deadline for the May 19 and Nov. 3 elections.
13-Mar Statewide Candidate Filing Deadline for the May 19 and Nov. 3 elections.
16-Mar County Central Committee Notification Deadline for the May 19 and Nov. 3 elections.
16-Mar Statewide Central Committees Notification Deadline for the May 19 and Nov. 3 elections.
17-Mar County Canvass of the March 10 election.
27-Mar Last day partisan candidates can withdraw from the May 19 primary.
3-Apr County clerks must begin mailing absentee ballots  to voters who have requested absentee ballots  for the May 19 primary.
3-Apr Deadline for political parties to supply names of witnesses for the May 19 primary.
3-Apr Deadline for write-in candidates (running for any nonpartisan elective office) to file a declaration of intent with the clerk of the political subdivision for the May 19 primary.
3-Apr Nonpartisan Candidate Withdrawal Deadline: Last day nonpartisan candidates can withdraw from the May 19 primary.
21-Apr Deadline for write-in candidates (running for federal, state, legislative, or county office) to file a declaration of intent for the May 19 primary.
27-Apr County clerks to begin mailing ballots to voters located in designated mail ballot precincts for the May 19 primary.
5-May Deadline for county clerks to complete mailing ballots to voters for the May 19 election.
19-May Voter registrations must be received by the county clerk  for the May 19 primary.
19-May Absentee Ballot Application must be received by the county clerk by 8 p.m. for the May 19 primary.
2-Jun Voted absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk by 8 p.m.
2-Jun Earliest time for results to be posted for May 19 Primary Election is 9:00 p.m. MST

CITY HALLs

Coeur d'Alene

 

Spirit Lake

 

Post Falls

 

Dalton Gardens

 

Hayden

 

Rathdrum

 

Lawerence Denney

Website: http://www.sos.idaho.gov/
Contact Form: Contact Us

Address:
700 West Jefferson, Room E205
Boise ID, 83720-0080