Registration & Voting

Registration Requirements

You must re-register if you move or change your name.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age by Election Day
  • Must be a legal resident of Idaho and of Kootenai County 30 days prior to an Election
  • Must not have any legal disqualifications
You may register at the Elections Department or online at the Vote Idaho website.  Registration cards are also available at:
  • City Halls throughout Kootenai County
  • The DMV
    451 N Government Way
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Registration Cards may also be printed and returned to the Elections Department or mailed to:

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

Registration cards must be fully completed and cannot be accepted electronically.  Open registration closes 24 days prior to an election, and registration cards must be postmarked by this date to be entered before that election.  Same-day voter registration is also available.

Please make sure to include a copy of Acceptable Photo ID and Proof of Residency (as outlined below) with your registration card.

Acceptable Photo ID

All IDs must be current
  • Idaho Driver's License or Identification Card
  • Tribal Identification Card
  • U.S. Passport or Federal Photo Identification Card
    (Military ID, etc)
  • Idaho Concealed Weapons Permit

Acceptable Proof of Residency

Must display applicant's name and current physical address
  • Any form of Photo ID listed above (excluding U.S. Passport or Federal ID)
  • Current proof of insurance
  • A deed of trust, mortgage, lease or rental agreement
  • A property tax assessment, bill, or receipt
  • A utility bill (cell phone service bills excluded)
  • A bank or credit card statement
  • A paystub, paycheck, or government-issued check
  • An intake document from a residential care or assisted living facility
  • Enrollment papers for the current year from Idaho HS or accredited College/ University
  • Letter from a social service agency registered with the Secretary of State verifying the applicant is homeless and attesting to the applicant's residence for registration purposes

Military or Living Overseas

Election Day Registration

Election Day registration is permitted at your polling place on Election Day as well as at the Elections Department during Early Voting.  Acceptable Photo Identification and 30-day Acceptable Proof of Residency is required.

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 Identification 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 (Express Vote) is available:

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