Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting


Click here to read the Governor’s Elections Proclamation signed on April 1, 2020

1. Accordingly, the following deadlines for the May 19, 2020 Primary and Consolidated Elections apply:

a. May 19, 2020, 8 p.m.: Deadline to register to vote.

b. UPDATE: May 26 2020, 8 p.m.: Deadline for county clerk to receive a request for absentee ballot by mail or by in person delivery.

c. UPDATE: May 26, 2020 – 8 p.m.: Deadline for requesting an absentee ballot online.

d. June 2, 2020 – 8 p.m.: Deadline for absentee ballots to be received by the county clerk.

e. June 2, 2020 – 9 p.m. Mountain – Earliest time for results to be posted for May 19 Primary Election. 

Please visit: https://idahovotes.gov/vote-early-idaho/ to submit an absentee request for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election.
The Kootenai County Elections Office offers Absentee ballot by mail for all Elections.

Absentee by Mail

Download the 2020 Absentee Request Form

  • Complete an absentee form after January 1, 2020. 
  • 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 the affidavit on the back of the return envelope is unsigned