Planning to vote in the Idaho general election? Here’s when and where you can do it

Idahoans will head to the polls throughout Tuesday to vote in high-profile elections that will determine every statewide office, as well as Idaho’s two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and one of the state’s two seats in the U.S. Senate.

Voters will also vote on other important ballot issues, such as whether the Idaho Legislature can call itself into special session without the governor’s approval and if they will approve recent tax cuts and increases in education spending.

According to the Idaho Secretary of State, just over 1 million Idahoans are registered that a little more than half of them will vote in the general election on November 8 population of the state.

The deadline to register to vote online for the general election has already passed, but it is still possible to register in person on Election Day between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. when the polls close.

Ada County residents who plan to be registered on the election day can do so at their polling place with a valid photo ID, proof of Ada County residency and a state ID number or the last four digits of their Social Security number.

region provides interactive map which allows users to enter their address and find their nearest polling location.

Residents can also check if they are already registered to vote, as well as their nearest polling location at Idaho Secretary of State website.

Absentee voting locations in Idaho

Ada County allows residents to vote before Election Day using absentee ballots and voting by mail or in a drop-off box.

People who want to vote by mail must have their own ballot returned to the county clerk’s office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, meaning if it hasn’t been sent already, then it’s probably too late. But residents with absentee ballots can also drop off their ballots at one of six drop box locations until 8pm on Tuesday:

Ada County Election: 400 N. Benjamin Lane, Suite 100, Boise

Boise City Hall: 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise

Eagle City Hall: 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle

Kuna City Hall: 751 V. 4, Kuna

Meridian City Hall: 33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian

Star City Hall: 10769 W. St. St., Star

Ada County also offers early voting to residents before each election, but early voting for Tuesday’s election closed on Friday, November 4. Early voting typically opens 15 to 22 days before the election, according to Ada County. Office of the secretary of Ada district.

This story was originally published November 7, 2022 12:35 p.m.

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