COVID-19 Note: The May 19 Primary will be held entirely by mail. Here is information about this process from the Secretary of State’s office. You can request an absentee ballot online at IdahoVotes.gov.

To vote in the May primary, Idahoans must request their ballot from their county clerk or online through the Secretary of State’s website by May 19. Once their ballot arrives to their home, voters simply fill it out and mail it back using the pre-addressed envelope. 

We will be sending a ballot request form to every registered voter that has not already requested a ballot for May. If you cannot access IdahoVotes.gov to request your ballot, you do not need to worry.  We will send you a request form to your registered address by mail in during the first two weeks of April. 

Idahoans should not wait to request their ballot or vote in the May primary. Request your ballot now. As soon as you receive your ballot, fill it out and mail it back to be counted. 

Voters who would normally request voting assistance or who have accessibility concerns should contact their county clerk’s office to discuss what accommodations may be available for the May primary. 

Key Dates

o    Deadline to register to vote – May 19 

o    Deadline to request a ballot – May 19 

o    May primary – May 19 

o    Ballots counted & results released – June 2 

Three Ways To Vote

For more information, visit IdahoVotes.gov for information about whether you’re registered to vote, your polling location, and information about the various districts you live in.

Idaho law provides three ways for you to vote. Find the method easiest for you:

1. Vote in Person

You can vote at your polling place on election day the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. If you are not registered to vote as of election day, you can register to vote at the polling place. Bring proper identification, picture ID, and proof of residence.

2. Vote at Home by Absentee Ballot

You can request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you, and then vote at home. You must already be registered to request an absentee ballot. You can request an absentee ballot from your county elections office. For example, in Bonneville County you can request an absentee ballot in person at the elections office located at 825 Shoup Avenue (across the street from the driver’s license building). You can also request an absentee ballot by mail.

Send your request to the following address:

Bonneville County Elections Office
605 N. Capital Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.

A copy of the absentee ballot request form is also available on the elections office website. Select “Elections” from the menu on the left side of the website home page screen.  Your completed absentee ballot must be returned to your county elections office by mail or in person before 8 pm on election day.

3. Vote Early

You can vote early at your county elections office.  In Bonneville County the address is 825 Shoup (across from the driver’s license building), between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. Early voting in Idaho usually begins in October.  You can register to vote when you vote early if you are not already registered. Bring proper identification, picture ID, and proof of residence such as a utility bill.

Make your voice a part of the democratic process, call the Bonneville County elections office (208) 529-1363.