Idaho

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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary March 8, 2016 State Primary May 17, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration Received by February 12, 2016 Received by 5 PM, April 22, 2016 Received by 5 PM, October 14, 2016
Ballot Request Received by March 2, 2016 Received by 5 PM, May 11, 2016 Received by 5 PM, October 28, 2016
Ballot Return Received by March 8, 2016 Received by 8 PM, May 17, 2016 Received by 8 PM, November 8, 2016

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)*?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
www.idahovotes.gov

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/idaho

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

If you are using the FPCA to register to vote, you must mail the form. If you are already registered and are using the FPCA to request an absentee ballot, you can mail, email or fax your signed form to your election official. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

The State absentee ballot must be mailed to your election official. The address of your election official can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Do not check this box. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Ada Ada County Clerk
400 N Benjamin Ln, Ste 100
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 287-6860
Fax: (208) 287-6939
Adams Adams County Clerk
P.O. Box 48
Council, ID 83612-0048
Phone: (208) 253-4561
Fax: (208) 253-4880
Bannock Bannock County Clerk
P.O. Box 6094
Pocatello, ID 83205-6094
Phone: (208) 236-7329
Fax: (208) 236-7424
Bear Lake Bear Lake County Clerk
P.O. Box 190
Paris, ID 83261-0190
Phone: (208) 945-2212
Fax: (208) 945-2248
Benewah Benewah County Clerk
701 College Ave, Ste101
Saint Maries, ID 83861-1852
Phone: (208) 245-3212
Fax: (208) 245-9152
Bingham Bingham County Clerk
501 N Maple St, #205
Blackfoot, ID 83221-1776
Phone: (208) 785-5005
Fax: (208) 785-4131
Blaine Blaine County Clerk
206 1st Ave S, #200
Hailey, ID 83333-8429
Phone: (208) 788-5505
Fax: (208) 788-5501
Boise Boise County Clerk
P.O. Box 1300
Idaho City, ID 83631-1300
Phone: (208) 392-4431
Fax: (208) 392-4473
Bonner Bonner County Clerk
1500 Highway 2, Ste 337
Sandpoint, ID 83864-1794
Phone: (208) 255-3631
Fax: (208) 263-9178
Bonneville Bonneville County Clerk
605 N Capital Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3582
Phone: (208) 529-1363
Fax: (208) 529-1188
Boundary Boundary County Clerk
P.O. Box 419
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-0419
Phone: (208) 267-2242
Fax: (208) 267-7814
Butte Butte County Clerk
P.O. Box 737
Arco, ID 83213-0737
Phone: (208) 527-3021
Fax: (208) 527-3295
Camas Camas County Clerk
P.O. Box 430
Fairfield, ID 83327-0430
Phone: (208) 764-2242
Fax: (208) 764-2349
Canyon Canyon County Clerk
1102 E. Chicago
Caldwell, ID 83605-3522
Phone: (208) 454-7562
Fax: (208) 454-6899
Caribou Caribou County Clerk
P.O. Box 775
Soda Springs, ID 83276-0775
Phone: (208) 547-4324
Fax: (208) 547-4759
Cassia Cassia County Clerk
1459 Overland Ave
Burley, ID 83318-1862
Phone: (208) 878-4367
Fax: (208) 878-8825
Clark Clark County Clerk
P.O. Box 205
Dubois, ID 83423-0205
Phone: (208) 374-5304
Fax: (208) 374-5609
Clearwater Clearwater County Clerk
P.O. Box 586
Orofino, ID 83544-0586
Phone: (208) 476-5615
Fax: (208) 476-9315
Custer Custer County Clerk
P.O. Box 385
Challis, ID 83226-0385
Phone: (208) 879-2360
Fax: (208) 879-5246
Elmore Elmore County Clerk
150 S 4th E., #3
Mountain Home, ID 83647-3000
Phone: (208) 587-2131
Fax: (208) 587-2159
Franklin Franklin County Clerk
39 W Oneida
Preston, ID 83263-1232
Phone: (208) 852-1090
Fax: (208) 852-1094
Fremont Fremont County Clerk
151 W 1st N, #12
Saint Anthony, ID 83445-1548
Phone: (208) 624-7332
Fax: (208) 624-7335
Gem Gem County Clerk
415 E Main
Emmett, ID 83617-3096
Phone: (208) 365-4561
Fax: (208) 365-7795
Gooding Gooding County Clerk
P.O. Box 417
Gooding, ID 83330-0417
Phone: (208) 934-4841
Fax: (208) 934-5085
Idaho Idaho County Clerk
320 W Main, #5
Grangeville, ID 83530-1948
Phone: (208) 983-2751
Fax: (208) 938-1428
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk
210 Courthouse Way, Ste100
Rigby, ID 83442-5294
Phone: (208) 745-7756
Fax: (208) 745-9397
Jerome Jerome County Clerk
300 N Lincoln, Room 301
Jerome, ID 83338-2344
Phone: (208) 324-8811
Fax: (208) 644-2709
Kootenai Kootenai County Clerk
P.O. Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000
Phone: (208) 446-1039
Fax: (208) 446-1039
Latah Latah County Clerk
P.O. Box 8068
Moscow, ID 83843-0568
Phone: (208) 882-8580
Fax: (208) 883-7203
Lemhi Lemhi County Clerk
206 Courthouse Dr
Salmon, ID 83467-3900
Phone: (208) 756-2815 x221
Fax: (208) 756-8424
Lewis Lewis County Clerk
510 Oak St, Room 1
Nezperce, ID 83543-5065
Phone: (208) 937-2661
Fax: (208) 937-9234
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk
111 W B St, Ste C
Shoshone, ID 83352-5364
Phone: (208) 886-7641
Fax: (208) 886-2798
Madison Madison County Clerk
P.O. Box 389
Rexburg, ID 83440-0389
Phone: (208) 359-6200 x1
Fax: (208) 356-8396
Minidoka Minidoka County Clerk
P.O. Box 368
Rupert, ID 83350-0368
Phone: (208) 436-7111
Fax: (208) 436-9061
Nez Perce Nez Perce County Clerk
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501-0896
Phone: (208) 799-3020
Fax: (208) 799-3070
Oneida Oneida County Clerk
10 Court St
Malad City, ID 83252-1200
Phone: (208) 766-4116
Fax: (208) 766-2448
Owyhee Owyhee County Clerk
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650-0128
Phone: (208) 495-2421
Fax: (208) 495-1173
Payette Payette County Clerk
1130 3rd Ave N, Room 104
Payette, ID 83661-2473
Phone: (208) 642-6000
Fax: (208) 642-6011
Power Power County Clerk
543 Bannock Ave
American Fall, ID 83211-1200
Phone: (208) 226-7611
Fax: (208) 226-7612
Shoshone Shoshone County Clerk
700 Bank St, #120
Wallace, ID 83873-2348
Phone: (208) 752-1264
Fax: (208) 752-1896
Teton Teton County Clerk
150 Courthouse Dr #208
Driggs, ID 83422-5164
Phone: (208) 354-8780
Fax: (208) 354-8410
Twin Falls Twin Falls County Clerk
P.O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126
Phone: (208) 736-4004
Fax: (208) 736-4182
Valley Valley County Clerk
P.O. Box 1350
Cascade, ID 83611-1350
Phone: (208) 382-7100
Fax: (208) 382-7107
Washington Washington County Clerk
P.O. Box 670
Weiser, ID 83672-0670
Phone: (208) 414-2092
Fax: (208) 414-3925