Secretary Denney Encourages Voter Participation


Date: October 24, 2018
Contact: Kristie Winslow, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (208) 332-2818

Last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday, October 26

Boise, Idaho – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney would like to make all eligible voters aware of early voting opportunities available in Idaho and reminds voters that Friday is the last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot.

“I encourage all Idahoans to exercise their right to vote,” said Secretary Denney. “It is important for voters to take the time to participate either by early voting, absentee ballot, or by voting at their polling place on Election Day.”

Registered voters who would like to vote by mail-in absentee ballot must submit an application with their county clerk’s office. Absentee Ballot Applications are available at county clerk’s offices or online at Applications must be received by the county clerk no later than 5 p.m. Friday, October 26.

Friday, November 2 is the last day for early voting. In-person absentee voting is available at every county clerk’s office with some counties offering early voting at additional locations. Voters should contact their county clerk’s office for specific details about early voting dates, times, and locations. Contact information for each county clerk is available on the County Clerks page of

Completed absentee ballots must be received at the county clerk’s office no later than 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6. Voters can return completed absentee ballots by mail or deliver them in person to their county clerk’s office.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, and polling places will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Voters can plan their trip to the polls on Election Day by visiting to look up the location of their polling place, learn about accessible voting options, check the identification requirements, and access a copy of the 2018 Voters’ Pamphlet in several formats.



Lawerence Denney has served the people of Idaho since 1990. His public service began as a representative in District 13 and, following redistricting, then became a representative in District 9 until 2014. During this time, Denney served two terms as Majority Leader and three terms as Speaker of the House before successfully running for state office as Idaho’s Secretary of State. He is currently in the fourth year of his first term as Secretary of State.

System Upgrade In Progress

Campaign Finance, Lobbyist Reporting, and Online Voter Tools are expected to be offline from April 9th at 5:00 p.m. MDT, through April 12th at 8:00 a.m. MDT to complete a system upgrade.

Per Idaho Code 67-6607, campaign finance is reported monthly during a campaign’s election year. The deadline for the March report falls on Saturday, April 10th. Due to the interruption caused by this upgrade, political treasurers will be allowed to file the March report until 11:59 p.m. MDT on Monday, April 12th.

While we do our best to ensure compliance with all deadlines in statute, the timing of this release is critical to ensure minimal (or no) impact to the May election cycle. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.