Tuesday, May 17, 2016 is Idaho's Primary Election
The purpose of primary elections in Idaho is to allow members of a recognized political party to select that party's nominees to go on the
general election ballot.
Party affiliation is required for this election and affects what ballot voters will receive.
For more information please click here.
Party ballots in Kootenai County will include candidates for:
- US Senator
- Idaho 1st District Congressman
- One State Senate seat in each of the county's 3 Legislative districts
- Two State Representative seats in each of the county's 3 Legislative districts
- Kootenai County Commissioner in District 2
- Kootenai County Commissioner in District 3
- Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney
- Kootenai County Sheriff
- Precinct Committee Person
Party ballots will also include all Non-Partisan candidates and any ballot questions.
Non-Partisan ballots will include
Judges and any ballot questions:
- Idaho Supreme Court Justice
- Court of Appeals Judge
- Consolidated Free Library Levy question
- Kootenai Water District #1 Bond question
All voters must go to their designated polling place on Election Day.
To find your polling place location, use the Polling Place look-up tool by clicking here. Polls will be open from 8AM to 8PM.
Early absentee voting will be available at the County Elections Office starting May 2, 2016 through May 13, 2016.
The Elections office is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.
To obtain an absentee ballot request
form click here. The request can be dropped off, mailed, emailed or faxed to the Elections Office. The last day to request a mail-in
absentee ballot is May 11, 2016.
The Elections Office conducts elections for Federal, State, & County Offices. We also conduct elections for 44
local taxing districts. Election dates for 2016:
- March 8
- May 17
- August 30
- November 8
Photo ID is now required to vote in Idaho. If a voter is not able to show a
required photo ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal
Identity Affidavit. Please click here
for more details.
The Elections Office produces poll books and voter lists. Precinct maps,
legislative districts and Commissioner district maps are also available. The
Elections Office maintains an up-to-date list of registered voters, as well as
voting history. This information is available in hard copy as well as on CD-ROM.
Candidates filing for County office do so in the Elections Office, as well as
file financial disclosure reports there.