Online Voter Registration Deadline Friday


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Date: October 12, 2023
Contact: Chelsea Carattini, Communications Director
Phone: (208) 332-2849

(Boise, Idaho) – The deadline to register to vote online at is this Friday, October 13 at 11:59 p.m. before the November 7th election. Voters can register or update their registration online or by visiting their county elections office. After Friday, voters may only register at early voting or on Election Day at the time of voting.

To request an absentee ballot, voters must be registered to vote by the October 13th deadline. Absentee ballots can be requested through October 27th, but only if you have registered (or updated your registration) by October 13th. Voters can register online and request an absentee ballot at

What Voters Need to Register
To register to vote, every voter must have their photo ID and proof of residence verified.

Register with a current Driver’s License or Identification card
If the voter’s current address matches the address listed on the driver’s license or state-issued ID card, voters may use the card to register to vote online at

Register with a photo ID and proof of residence
Voters may register at their county elections office by Friday at closing, or at early voting or on Election Day. Voters must provide a photo ID (see list below) and proof of address (such as a driver’s license, insurance card, pay stub, bank statement, etc). Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current Idaho driver’s license or identification card
  • Current U.S. Passport or Federal photo Identification card
  • Current Tribal Identification card
  • Current concealed weapons license issued by a County Sheriff in Idaho

To find more information about registering to vote in Idaho, visit or contact the Idaho Secretary of State at or 208-334-2852.


Phil McGrane was elected Idaho’s twenty-eighth Secretary of State and took office on January 2, 2023. McGrane served as elected Clerk of Ada County from 2019-2022. McGrane holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a juris doctorate, and a Master of Public Administration. As a fourth-generation Idahoan, Phil has dedicated his career to making elections in the state of Idaho accessible, secure and transparent.

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.