The legislature of the state of Idaho in 2015 passed Senate Bill 1071, requiring a civics test to graduate from High School.
A pupil may take the civics test, in whole or in part, at any time after enrolling in grade 7 and may repeat the test as often as necessary to pass the test.
The questions on the high school civics test will be taken from the same list of questions used by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to test applicants for naturalization.
Here are additional study materials from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
You can find study materials for the US Citizenship test at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, including answers to all 100 citizenship questions (scroll to the bottom of the page for answers available in many different languages).
To be eligible to vote in Idaho you must meet the following requirements and register with your County Clerk.
“QUALIFIED ELECTOR” DEFINED. “Qualified elector” means any person who is eighteen (18) years of age, is a United States citizen and who has resided in this state and in the county at least thirty (30) days next preceding the election at which he desires to vote, and who is registered as required by law.
Idaho has election day registration. You may register at your polling place on election day by providing proof of residence. All documents used in providing proof of residence must be accompanied with a photo ID. Only the following documents showing the registrant’s current address in the precinct are authorized:
- a valid Idaho driver license issued through the department of transportation
- a valid Idaho identification card issued through the department of transportation
- any document which contains a valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card
- Students may also use a current valid student identification card from a post secondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with a current student fee statement that contains the student’s valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card.