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Absentee ballot request deadline Friday

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 7 election is Friday, Oct. 27. 

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot at through 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

Completed ballots must be returned to county elections offices by mail, in person, or in an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Important Dates & Deadlines for the Nov. 7 election

  • Absentee Request Deadline: Friday, Oct. 27, 5:00 p.m.
  • Early Voting (where applicable): Now through Friday, Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Absentee Ballots Due: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8:00 p.m.

Elections will be conducted in 43 of 44 Idaho counties. They will include races for mayor and city council in many cities in Idaho, school district trustees, and other local taxing district races. Boundary County is the only county with no contested races and will not hold an election on Nov.r 7. 

Many Idaho counties are also conducting early voting through Nov. 3. To see the list of counties offering early voting and the races and measures by county on the Nov. 7 ballot, visit Election Day polling locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7. Voters may find their polling location at

“I encourage all eligible Idahoans to take the opportunity to participate in upcoming local elections. Be aware of important dates and deadlines so you don't miss your chance to be part of an election that will shape the future of our communities,” Secretary of State Phil McGrane said.

For more information, visit the official Idaho Secretary of State's website HERE.

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