Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

The Kootenai County Elections Office offers Early Voting and Absentee ballot by mail for all Elections. You must be a registered voter who hasn't moved or changed their name since registering. Download a copy of the Absentee Voting Form (PDF).

Early Voting

  • Available at Elections Office two to four weeks prior to an election
  • Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Early voting closes at 5 p.m. on the Friday before an election

Absentee by Mail

  • Complete an Absentee Ballot Request form (PDF)
  • Includes the physical address and mailing address if different
  • Must be signed by the elector
  • The last day to request a ballot by mail is 11 days prior to the election at 5 p.m.
  • Absentee requests must be done on an annual basis as they are only good for one calendar year at a time
  • The form can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the County Elections Office.

Returning Your Mail Ballots

  • Sign the affidavit return envelope
  • Return to the Elections Office in the postage paid envelope
  • Or you may drop it off in person at the Elections Office
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot and need a new one please call the Elections Office, 208-446-1030 and we will send you a new ballot
  • Your ballot must be to the Elections Office by Election Day at 8 p.m.
  • Your vote will not be counted if the ballot is received after 8 p.m. on Election Day
  • Your vote will not be counted if you do not sign the affidavit on the back of the return envelope