Elections Information

**May 19 2020 Primary Voting Will Be Absentee Ballot-Mail Only**

*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. 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.

The purpose of primary elections in Idaho is to allow members of a recognized political party to select that party’s nominees to go on the general election ballot. 

County Candidates and Precinct Committeemen Filings for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election:

County Candidate Filings for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election

Precinct Committeemen Filings for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election

Declared Write-ins:

1.  Democratic Party District 4 Senate Seat - Sharon “Shari” L. Williams 

2.  Democratic Party Precinct 7 Committeeman- Paula Neils (Precinct 7)


Party ballots in Kootenai County will include candidates for:

Sample Ballots for the May 19, 2020 Primary

  • U.S. Senator
  • Idaho 1st District U.S. Representative
  • One State Senate seat in each of the county’s 3 Legislative districts
  • Two State Representative seats in each of the county’s 3 Legislative districts
  • Kootenai County Commissioner in District 1
  • Kootenai County Commissioner in District 2
  • Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Kootenai County Sheriff
  • Precinct Committeemen

Party ballots will also include all Non-Partisan candidates and any ballot questions.

Non-Partisan ballots will include Judges and any ballot questions:

  • Idaho Supreme Court Justice
  • Court of Appeals Judge
  • Bayview Water and Sewer Revenue Bond, County URD Advisory Vote and County Prison Release Facility Advisory Vote
  • Mailed absentee ballots must be requested by May 19th.  
  • UPDATE: Please visit: https://idahovotes.gov/vote-early-idaho/ to submit an absentee request for the May 26, 2020 Primary.
  • Absentee Ballots must be returned to the Elections office by 8:00 PM on June 2nd.  
  • Registration closed on May 19th at 8:00 PM for this election. 
  • Accessibility Information for the May 19th Election
  •  Voters with disabilities, please contact the Elections Office at (208) 446-1030 or email kcelection@kcgov.us in order to discuss accommodations.

What is on the Ballot?

Current Candidates

Campaign Finance