Idaho Primary FAQ

Listed below are some frequency asked questions and resources regarding Idaho’s primary on May 19th.

Q: Is the election date being moved due to COVID-19?

A: No, the primary election in all Idaho counties is to remain on May 19th, by mail in accordance to the laws for absentee voting.

Q: Will any polling places be open?

A: No polling places will be in operation due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Voting will be conduct by mail only and voters must request an absentee ballot on the Secretary of State’s Website.

Q: When is the deadline to register to vote?

A: The online voter registration deadline is Friday, April 24th, 2020 11:59 pm MDT.

Q: Is early voting still permissible during this time?

A: No. Due to concerns of the coronavirus, all voting will commence on May 19th by mail.

Q: When is the deadline to request a ballot by mail?

A: The deadline is Friday, May 8th, 2020 5:00 pm MDT.

Q: When is the deadline to return a completed ballot?

A: Ballots are to be received by Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 8:00 pm MDT.

Q: Where can I request a ballot or check my voter registration?

A: Voter registration, ballot requests, and further election information is located on the Secretary of State’s website.

Q: How can I help promote the election and inform others on the recent changes?

A: Voters promotional tools and guidelines for election protocol are all located on the Secretary of State’s promotional tool page.