State Seal

IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE
Elections, Campaign Disclosure and Lobbyists

Ben Ysursa, Secretary of State

2013 ELECTION CONSOLIDATION CALENDAR

This edition of the 2013 Election Calendar has been updated due to changes made during the 2013 session of the Idaho Legislature. Last updated April 2013. Changes are in bold.

Elections Listed By County

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December 2012

County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2013.

Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code

January 25

Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code

January 25

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

January 31

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

February 8

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to March 12 election.

Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code

February 8

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 12 election.

February 8

County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 12 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.

February 15

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 12 election. Election Day Registration is available.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

February 16-26

County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 12 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts.

Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code

February 28

First notice of election is published for the March 12 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county.

Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code

February 28

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code

March 6

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

March 7

Second notice of election for the March 12 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible.

Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive

March 8

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election at the absent elector’s polling place.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

March 8-15

County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 21 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision.

Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code

March 12

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code

March 12

Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m.

Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code

March 12

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election.

Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code

March 13

Registration reopens.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

March 22

Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

March 22

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

March 22

Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 21 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates.

Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code

March 29

Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees and any special questions placed by action of the governing board of the political subdivision for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code

April 5

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 21 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates.

Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code

April 5

Last day a candidate for the May 21 election to withdraw before the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code

April 5

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

April 11

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

April 19

County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the May 21 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.

April 19

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code

April 19

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the May 21 election.

April 26

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a May 21 election. Election Day Registration is available.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

April 27-May 7

County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 21 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts.

Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code

May 9

First notice of election is published for the May 21 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible.

Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code

May 9

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code

May 10

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 12 election.

Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code

May 15

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

May 16

Second notice of election for the May 21 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible.

Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive

May 17

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election at the absent elector’s polling place.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

May 21

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code

May 21

Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m.

Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code

May 21

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election.

Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code

May 22

Registration reopens.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

May 31

Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

May 31

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

June 3

Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

July 8
(Changed
March 22, 2013)

Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code

July 12

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

July 18

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

July 19

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the May 21 election.

Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code

July 26

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code

July 26

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 27 election.

July 26

County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 27 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.

August 2

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 27 election. Election Day Registration is available.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

August 3-13

County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 27 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts.

Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code

August 15

First notice of election is published for the August 27 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county.

Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code

August 15

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code

August 21

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

August 22

Second notice of election for the August 27 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible.

Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive

August 23

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election at the absent elector’s polling place.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

August 23-30

CITY CLERK to publish notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 5 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the city.

Sec. 50-411, Idaho Code

August 23-30

COUNTY CLERK publishes notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 5 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision.

Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code

August 26

First day to file beginning at 8 a.m. as a candidate for the city election to be held on November 5. Filing is with the City Clerk.

Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code

August 27

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code

August 27

Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m.

Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code

August 27

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if county is holding an election.

Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code

August 28

Registration reopens.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

September 6

Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

September 6

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

September 6

Last day to file until 5:00 p.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION to be held on November 5. Filing is with the City Clerk.

Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code

September 6

Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 5 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates.

Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code

September 13

Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees and any special questions placed by action of the governing board of the political subdivision for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code

September 16 (Added
March 22, 2013)
Last day for the County Clerk to receive the ballot language from the political subdivision for any question to be placed on the ballot for the November 5 election. Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code

September 20

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 5 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates.

Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code

September 20

Last day a candidate for the November 5 election to withdraw before the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code

September 20

Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

September 26

Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code

October 4

Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code

October 4

County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 5 election.

October 4

County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the November 5 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.

October 8

Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the City Clerk for the November 5 city election.

Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code

October 11

Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a November 5 election. Election Day Registration is available.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

October 12-22

County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 5 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts.

Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code

October 24

First notice of election is published for the November 5 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible.

Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code

October 24

Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code

October 25

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 27 election.

Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code

October 30

Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

October 31

Second notice of election for the November 5 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible.

Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive

November 1

Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election at the absent elector’s polling place.

Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code

November 5

Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code

November 5

Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m.

Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code

November 5

County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election.

Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code

November 6

Registration reopens.

Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code

November 15

Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

November 15

County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

November 18

Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code

December 5

If authorized by City ordinace pursuant to 50-612 and 50-707B, Idaho Code, last day for run-off city election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast.

Sec. 50-612 and Sec. 50-707B, Idaho Code

January 3, 2014

Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the November 5 election.

Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code


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