Election Day is November 3, 2020
Below, find helpful information to ensure you exercise your right to vote in the 2020 General Election.
- October 9, 2020 -- Last day to pre-register to vote (you can still register to vote in person on the day of the election at your polling place).
- October 23, 2020 -- Last day an absentee ballot (mail-in ballot) application can be submitted to the county clerk. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm. Your completed ballot must be returned to your county clerk by 8 PM on Election Day (Nov. 3).
- October, 30 2020 -- Last day for in-person early voting in your county.
Are you having issues or experiencing barriers to casting your vote?
Contact the ACLU of Idaho Voting Rights Hotline, by phone or online:
Online:Voting Rights Hotline Form
One of the ways our democracy is ensured is through voting. Voting rights have been a contentious issue throughout America's history, and the ACLU of Idaho wants you to be able to continue to exercise your rights at the ballot box.
Quick Tips for Voters
- Check your voter registration status.
- Locate your polling place and note the hours of operation.
- Consider voting early or by absentee if possible.
- If you plan to vote at the polls, go early in the day to avoid the last minute rush.
- If you are in line, stay in line until you have cast your vote.
- If you choose to use photo identification, make sure it's one of Idaho's accepted forms of I.D.
- You can sign the Personal Identification Affidavit if you choose not to show an I.D.
- Read all instructions on your ballot carefully.
- Take your time.
Be a Successful Voter
- Am I registered to vote?
- What is the status of my absentee ballot?
- What is my registered address?
Use the voter record tool on the Idaho Secretary of State's office to find out your registration, polling location, state and local legislative districts, etc.)
Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. We've put together a wealth of voter education materials to ensure you're able to exercise your voting rights at the polls.
The voter education materials include detailed information on voting requirements, registration, early voting, absentee voting, voting with a criminal conviction, transgender voting rights, voting for people experiencing homelessness and every election deadline for the primaries and general elections.
Share Your Story
We vote for civil rights and liberties. We vote for our families and our communities. For Idaho.
This election, we want to know the communities and values you're showing up at the polls for.
Keep up-to-date with voting information, including how to reach our Voting Rights Hotline if you experience problems while voting on or before Election Day, by following the ACLU of Idaho on social media.