Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting by Mail

2024 absentee requests are available now!  The quickest and easiest way to request an absentee ballot is to visit  https://voteidaho.gov/ .  
If you have moved, please make sure to update your voter registration prior to requesting your absentee ballot.

Request above online or click here for a paper form 

Absentee Voting by Mail

  • The Kootenai County Elections Department offers absentee ballot by mail for all elections
  • Absentee request forms are available for the current year.
  • Requests must be signed by the elector
  • The last day to request an absentee ballot is 11 days prior to an 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 (Calendar year means January - December)
  • The form can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the County Elections Department
  • Please Note: Absentee Ballots will not be forwarded, you must put the mailing address of where you want your ballot to be delivered to.

Returning Your Mail Absentee Ballots

  • Sign the affidavit return envelope
  • Return to the Elections Department in the postage paid envelope
  • Or you may drop it off in person at the Elections Department
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot and need a new one please call the Elections Department, 208-446-1030 and we will send you a new ballot
  • Your ballot must be at the Elections Department 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