Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

*IDAHO’S PRIMARY ELECTION TO REMAIN ON MAY 19, WILL BE CONDUCTED BY MAIL*  

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. May 19, 2020, 8 p.m.: Deadline for county clerk to receive a request for absentee ballot by mail or by in person delivery.

c. May 19, 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.
The Kootenai County Elections Office offers Absentee ballot by mail for all Elections. You must be a registered voter who hasn’t moved or changed their name since registering. You may access the Absentee form here.

Absentee by Mail

  • 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