Upcoming November 7th Local Election in 43 of 44 Idaho Counties


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Date: October 18, 2023
Contact: Chelsea Carattini, Communications Director
Phone: (208) 332-2849

(Boise, Idaho) – Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane would like to remind Idahoans of the upcoming local election on November 7th in 43 of 44 Idaho counties. The election will include races for mayor and city council in many cities in Idaho, school district trustees, and other local taxing district races.

To determine what is on the ballot in your county, voters may visit voteidaho.gov/ballot-listing/. At VoteIdaho.gov, you can also access information about registering to vote, polling locations, and other important details. Specific local districts may not have an election if no contested races or measures are up for election. You must live within a city or district to be eligible to vote in that election. Boundary County is the only county that has no contested races and will not hold an election on November 7th.

Key Dates for the Upcoming Local Elections:

  • Now through – November 3: Early Voting
    Many counties offer early voting ahead of the election. See voteidaho.gov/ballot-listing/ for early voting information by county.
  • October 27: Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot
    Request an absentee ballot at VoteIdaho.gov.
  • November 7: Election Day
    Find your polling location at voteidaho.gov. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • November 7: Absentee Ballots Due to County Elections by 8 p.m.
    Absentee ballots must be returned to your county elections office by this deadline to ensure your vote is counted.
  • November 17: Deadline for County Canvass of Results

Voters may register to vote at early voting or at the polls on Election Day with a current photo ID and proof of residence.

“We encourage all eligible voters to participate in these local elections, as your involvement plays a significant role in shaping the future of our communities. We want to ensure that every eligible Idahoan has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote,” said Secretary McGrane.

For more information, please visit the official Idaho Secretary of State’s website at VoteIdaho.gov.


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.