You can save time and register to vote before Election Day online at the Secretary of State’s website. You can also register at your voting place when you go to cast your ballot. If your address has changed since the last election, take the time to update your voter registration.
In order to vote in the next election, you must meet all of the requirements below. Please keep in mind, Idahoans can register to vote in advance of the election or when they show up to vote at the polls.
You can register to vote on Election Day. You will need to bring a valid photo I.D. and proof of residency.
When you register to vote, you have the option to affiliate with a political party. However, voters may change or declare their party affiliation by completing a form and mailing it to our office or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you’ve completed all of the terms of your sentence, you will be allowed to vote in the next election.
You can easily update your address with the Secretary of State’s office online. Click here to get started with updating your address.
We have an entire page dedicated to answering this question. Visit our Absentee Voting page to get easy step by step instructions.
If you would like to vote by mail, please give our office 7 to 10 days to process your request plus a few additional days for your ballot to be mailed back to you.
Bingham County has worked hard to make voting accessible for everyone – even if you are out of town on Election Day. You may choose to vote prior to the election at the Bingham County Courthouse or vote by mail.
You may contact our office at (208) 782-3164 to check the status of your absentee ballot.
If you are voting by mail and you make a mistake on your ballot, please call us at (208) 782-3164 and we will help you determine what to do next.
Early voting typically starts 15 to 22-days prior to the election and ends the Friday before the election at 5 p.m.
If you will not be in town on Election Day, you can still cast your ballot if you choose to vote early at the courthouse or vote by mail.
The next election is Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There are 28 precincts in Bingham County. The number of polling locations varies for each election. Find your polling place.
Yes, Bingham County is committed to making voting accessible for everyone. All of our polling places are equipped with a voter assistance terminal to make it easier for voters who have difficulties seeing or marking their ballot. If you need extra help, poll workers can assist you or you can bring someone you trust along with you when you vote.
While we encourage everyone to complete their entire ballot, you may choose to only vote for the candidate or issues you care about and leave other sections of your ballot blank.
If you would like to learn more about what will be on the ballot in an upcoming election, we recommend checking with your favorite local media source. Many local media outlets produce voter guides to help you become a more informed voter.
Primary elections help narrow down a field of candidates for a particular political party and determine who should ultimately represent the party in the general election. Starting in 2011, you must be associated with the political party in whose primary you are voting. However, political parties have the ability to open their primaries to unaffiliated voters or voters registered with another party if they notify the Secretary of State’s office ahead of the election. To learn more about voting in a primary, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
Once the polls close state-wide on Election Day and we start to count the ballots, unofficial results are posted live on our website.
To ensure fair and honest elections, the State of Idaho allows Poll Watchers to observe election activities. The primary responsibility of the Poll Watcher is to observe the conduct of the election at a specific polling place on behalf of a candidate, party, or ballot question on Election Day. There are special requirements and deadlines to assume responsibilities of a poll watcher. Please contact the Elections office at (208) 782-3164.