Registration & Voting

Registration Requirements

  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age by Election Day
  • Must be a legal resident of Idaho and County 30 days prior to an election
  • Must not have any legal disqualifications

You must re-register if you move or change your name.

Registration

You may register at the Elections Office. Registration cards are available at:

  • Any City Hall in the County
  • The DMV
    451 Government Way
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
  • Idaho Votes Website

Cards may be returned to the Election Office or mailed to:

Kootenai County Elections
P.O. Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

To avoid delay be sure to fill in all the boxes on the Registration card completely. Registration cards received via fax or email will not be accepted. Registration cards must be post marked 24 days before an election when registration closes. After the close of registration, you may register and vote on the same day.

Military or Living Overseas

Election Day Registration

Election Day registration is permitted at your polling place on Election Day as well as the Elections Office during Early Voting. Proper photo identification and dated proof of residence is required.

Proof of Residency

To register and vote you must have lived in Kootenai County for at least 30 days

Proof of Residence

Idaho Driver's License or Idaho Identification Card

  • With current address where you live
  • Issued at least 30 days before today's date

A Document and Photo Identification

  • Document with
    • Current address where you live
    • Your name
    • A date 30 days before today's date
  • And a government issued photo Identification

Examples

Documents

  • Auto registration
  • Bank statement
  • Credit card statement
  • Rental agreement or mortgage statement
  • Report Card
  • Utility bill

Photo Identification

  • Driver's License from Idaho or another state
  • School identification card

Voting Requirements

To Vote

  1. Must be a registered voter
  2. Must vote at your designated Polling place that is determined by your residence address. Find your polling place.
  3. Must show photo identification or sign a Personal Identity Affidavit. View acceptable forms of photo identification.
  4. Polling places are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Accessible Voting

In accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, each of Kootenai County's polling places includes accessible:

  • Exits
  • Parking spaces
  • Voting areas

A ballot marking device (AutoMark) is available:

  • At every polling place during State and Federal Elections (Even Years)
  • At the County Elections Office during Early Voting for all Elections.