ELECTION CALENDARS

2019 ELECTION CALENDAR

2019 Election Consolidation Calendar

This edition of the 2019 Election Calendar may be updated due to changes made during the 2019 session of the Idaho Legislature. Last updated November 2019.

2019
December 2018 County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2019. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
January 5 Last day for County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
January 18 Last day for early voting ballot security plan to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Entire year. (Sec. 34-1013, Idaho Code)
January 22 Last day to certify the wording 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 22 Last day for the County Clerk to submit report to the Secretary of State on absentee voters for the General Election (November 6) as required by federal law. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
January 31 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)
February 8 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 12 election.
February 11 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 12 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
February 11 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to March 12 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
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 19-26 County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 12 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
February 25 Last day to begin Early Voting for the March 12 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, 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 1 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 6 Last day for County Clerk to cancel registration of those electors who have not voted in any election in the last four (4) year. (Sec. 34-435, 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 8-15 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 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 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 12 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, 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). 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 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 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. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 29 Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees to be placed on the ballot of the political subdivision for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
April 1 Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-106, 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 11 Last day for a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the March 12 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
April 11 Last day for an elector to contest the March 12 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
April 11 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for political subdivision for the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
April 19 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the May 21 election.
April 19 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the May 21 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
April 22 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the May 21 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
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 29-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 6 Last day to begin Early Voting for the May 21 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, 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 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 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 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 17 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 21 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, 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). 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. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 31 Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 21 election (Sec.34-1410, Idaho Code)
June 20 Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the May 21 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
June 20 Last day for an elector to contest the May 21 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County Canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
July 8 Last day to certify the wording 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 18 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for political subdivision for the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 22 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 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 27 election.
July 29 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 27 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003 §3, Idaho Code)
July 29 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
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 5-13 County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 27 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
August 12 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the August 27 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, 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 16 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 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 27 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, 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 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 26 First day for filing declarations of candidacy for the Municipal Election to be held November 5. Filing is with the City Clerk. (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). 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).
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 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 6 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 27 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (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 (Se. 50-410)
September 13 Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees to be placed on the ballot of the political subdivision for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 16 Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered 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 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
September 26 Last day to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for political subdivisions for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
September 26 Last day for a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the August 27 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
September 26 Last day for an elector to contest the August 27 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County Canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
October 4 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 5 election.
October 7 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the November 5 election to voters who requested absentee ballots. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
October 7 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
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, and Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
October 11-22 County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 5 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, 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 21 Last day to begin Early Voting for the November 5 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, 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 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 28 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 27 election. (Sec. 34-432, 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 1 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 5 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, 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). 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)
December 5 Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the November 5 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
December 5 Last day for an elector to contest the November 5 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County Canvasses the election results (i.e. 20 days from canvass). (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
December 5 If authorized by City ordinance pursuant to 50-612 and 50-707B, Idaho Code, last day for a 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)
December 11 Last day for an elector currently registered by party to change party affiliation or become “Unaffiliated” by filing a signed form with the County Clerk for the Presidential Primary Election (March 10). (Sec. 34-411A, 34-732, Idaho Code)
January 6, 2020 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)

2020 ELECTION CALENDAR

2020 IDAHO PRIMARY and GENERAL ELECTION CALENDAR

This edition of the 2020 Election Calendar is subject to amendatory change during the 2019 session of the Idaho Legislature. If changes occur, an updated version will be published.

Last updated March 2019.

November 26, 2019 Last day for a political party qualified to participate in the Presidential Primary Election (March 10) or the Primary Election (May 19) to notify the Secretary of State in writing of who may participate in their Primary Election. (Sec. 34-904A, Idaho Code)
November 26, 2019 Last day for a political party intending to participate in a Presidential Primary Election (March 10) to notify the Secretary of State’s Office of their plan to hold a Presidential Primary Election. (Sec. 34-731, Idaho Code)
December 2019 County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2020. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
December 11, 2019 Last day for Presidential Candidates to file the declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office for placement on the Presidential Primary ballot, if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election (March 10). (Sec. 34-732, Idaho Code)
January 15 Last day for County Commissioners to establish election precincts. (Sec. 34-301, Idaho Code)
January 20 Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
January 20 Last day for the County Clerk to deliver in writing to the chairman of the county central committee of each political party a list of the election precincts in the county and the names and addresses of the precinct committeemen who were elected at the last primary election, or who have since been appointed as precinct committeemen, as such election or appointment is shown on the records of the County Clerk. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)
January 24 Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary Election (March 10), if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election, to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
January 24 Last day for a Presidential candidate to withdraw or have their name removed from the Presidential Primary election ballot, if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election. (March 10) (Sec. 34-133, Idaho Code)
January 24 Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 10 Presidential Primary election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
January 27 Last day for the County Clerk to order a recall for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
January 30 Last day for the Secretary of State to provide form of sample Presidential Primary Election (March 10) ballot. (Sec. 34-712, Idaho Code)
January 30 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 10 Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
January 30 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for the March 10 Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
February 1 Last day for the Chairman of the county central committee of each political party to certify the names and addresses of the precinct committeemen of his political party. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)
February 7 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the March 10 Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
February 7 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 10 election.
February 14 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 10 Presidential Primary election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 10 Presidential Primary election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
February 17-25 County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 10 Presidential Primary election to voters in designated Mail Ballot-Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
February 24 Last day to begin Early Voting for the March 10 Presidential Primary election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
February 27 First notice of election is published for the March 10 Presidential Primary election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
February 27 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 10 Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
February 28 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 10 Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
February 28 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 10 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
February 28 –

March 6

County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 19 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
March 2 First day for filing declarations of candidacy of all candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 19) and General (November 3) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)
March 2 First day for filing declarations of candidacy for candidates for the May 19 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 5 Second notice of election for the March 10 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 6 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 10 Presidential Primary election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 6 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 10 Presidential Primary election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
March 10 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
March 10 Presidential Primary Election, if approved by political party 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 10 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 11 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
March 13 Last day for an elector currently registered by party to change party affiliation or become “Una?liated” by filing a signed form with the County Clerk for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-411A, Idaho Code)
March 13 Last day for filingdeclarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 19) and General (November 3) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)
March 13 Last day for filingdeclarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 19 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 16 Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to Legislative District and State Central Committees for the Primary (May 19) and General (November 3) Elections. (Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)
March 16 Last day for the County Clerk to certify candidates to the County Central Committees for the Primary (May 19) and General (November 3) Elections. (Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)
March 20 Last day for precinct committeemen to supply a list for precinct election personnel for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-303, Idaho Code)
March 20 Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 20 Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum or any other ballot question ordered for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
March 20 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 19 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 20 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-303, Idaho Code)
March 20 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivision for the March 10 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meet. The results should be certified to the political subdivisions(s) immediately after the county canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 20 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 23 Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to the County Clerks for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-705, Idaho Code)
March 25 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the votes for the March 10 Presidential Primary), if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
March 27 Last day a partisan candidate may withdraw before the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-717, Idaho Code)
April 1 Last day for County Commissioners to designate mail ballot precincts for all elections. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code (on or before April 1st).
April 3 Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 19) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
April 3 Last day a candidate for political subdivisions may withdraw before the May 19 election. (34-1405A, Idaho Code)
April 3 Last day for political parties to supply the name of its county chairman or alternate to the County Clerk in order to have witnesses accompany the County Clerk or Deputy Clerk in the delivery of absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)
April 3 Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 19 election. This filingis for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
April 3 Last day for the County Clerk to order a recall for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
April 9 Last day for the Secretary of State to provide form of sample Primary Election (May 19) ballot. (Sec. 34-712, Idaho Code)
April 9 Last day for an elector to contest the March 10 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County Canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
April 17 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
April 21 Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (May 19) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filingdate is for Federal, State, Legislative, or County candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
April 24 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 19). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
April 27 – May 5 County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 19 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
April 30 Last day to circulate initiative petition for signatures. This date is dependent upon when the 18 month circulation period started. (Sec. 34-1802, Idaho Code)
May 1 Last day to submit initiative petition signatures to the County Clerk by the close of business. This date is dependent upon when the 18 month circulation period started. (Sec. 34-1802, Idaho Code)
May 4 Last day to begin Early Voting for the Primary Election (May 19) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 7 First notice of election is published for the Primary Election (May 19) 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 7 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 19 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
May 8 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
May 8 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 Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 14 Second notice of Primary Election (May 19) 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 15 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 19) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 15 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 19) at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 19 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
May 19 Primary 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 19 County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
May 20 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
May 20 First day voters affiliated with one of the recognized political parties may change party affiliation after the Primary Election. (Sec. 34-411A, Idaho Code)
May 26 Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the Primary Election (May 19). (The last day for the Board of County Commissioners to canvass the election results for the political subdivisions for the May 19 election is May 29. However, it is recommended that both canvasses be done at the same time.) (Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 26 County Clerk issues certifcates of nomination or election to candidates and certifies to the Secretary of State for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-1208, Idaho Code)
May 29 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 19 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meet. The results should be certified to the political subdivision immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 29 Last day for county central committee to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)
May 29 Last day for legislative district central committees to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-503, Idaho Code)
May 29 Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
June 3 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
June 4 Secretary of State issues certificates of nomination or election for the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-1214, Idaho Code)
June 5 Last day for county write-in candidates to pay filingfee for placement on the General Election (November 3) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the county canvass-10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)
June 12 Last day for Federal, State and Legislative write-in candidates to pay filingfee for placement on the General Election (November 3) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the state canvass 10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)
June 15 Last day for a county or political subdivision candidate or a supporter or opponent of a county or political subdivision ballot measure which appeared on the May 19 election to request a recount with the Attorney General. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
June 15 Last day for an elector to contest the May 19 election by filingin the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
June 23 Last day for a Federal, State, Legislative or Judicial candidate or a supporter or opponent of a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the May 19 election to request a recount with the Attorney General. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
June 23 Last day for an elector to contest the election of a Federal or Judicial office or a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the May 19 election by filingin the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet- 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
June 30 Last day for County Clerk to verify initiative petition signatures. This is dependent upon the last day to submit initiative petition signatures to the County Clerk – 60 calendar days from the submission of signatures. (Sec. 34-1802, Idaho Code)
July 6 Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district which is ordered for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
July 10 Last day for the County Clerk to order a recall for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
July 16 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 16 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 20 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the Primary Election (May 19). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
July 24 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 25 election to voters who requested absentee ballots (Sec. 34-1003, §3 and Secretary of State Directive).
July 22 – July 29 County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filingfor the Single Countywide

Highway District candidates for the November 3 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code) (Sec 34-625 and Section 34-625A, Idaho Code)

July 24 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 25 (Sunday) election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
July 2 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 25 election.
July 31 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 25 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 25 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
August 3-11 County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 25 election to voters in designated Mail

Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)

August 5 Last day for Magistrates up for retention to file declarations of candidacy with the

County Clerk for the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 1-2220, Idaho Code)

August 5 Last day for Highway District Commissioners in a single countywide district to file

declarations of candidacy with the County Clerk for the General Election

(November 3). (Sec. 34-625 and 34-625A, Idaho Code)

August 10 Last day to begin Early Voting for the August 25 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code).
August 13 First notice of election is published for the August 25 election by the County Clerk in

the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)

August 13 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 25 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
August 14 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 25 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)

August 18 – 25 COUNTY CLERK publishes the notice of candidate filingdeadline for political subdivision candidates for the November 3 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
August 20 Second notice of election for the August 25 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 21 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 25 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 21 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 25 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 25 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
August 25 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 25 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 26 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
August 30 Last day for new political party formation petitions to be filed with the Secretary of State. (Sec. 34-501, Idaho Code)
September 1 Last day for filingdeclarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 3 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filingis for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 1 Last day for state party chairman to certify candidates for President, Vice-President and Presidential Electors for the General Election (November 3). (Give day extension may be granted by the Secretary of State.) (Sec. 34-711, Idaho Code)
September 4 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
September 4 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 25 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
September 4 Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum or any other ballot question ordered for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
September 7 Last day for Secretary of State to forward General Election (November 3) sample ballots to the County Clerks. (Sec. 34-909, Idaho Code)
September 7 Last day for the Secretary of State to certify constitutional amendments to the County Clerks for the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-603, Idaho Code)
September 7 Last day a partisan candidate may withdraw before the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-717, Idaho Code)
September 8 Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 14 Last day for County Clerk to print absentee ballots for the General Election (November 3). (Secretary of State Directive) (Sec. 34-1003)
September 18 Last day for the County Clerk to order a recall for the November 5 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
September 18 Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 3 election. This filingis for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
September 18 Last day a candidate of a political subdivision may withdraw before the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
September 18 Last day for political parties to supply the name of its county chairman or alternate to the County Clerk in order to have witnesses accompany the County Clerk or Deputy Clerk in the delivery of absentee ballots for the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)
September 18 Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the General Election (November 3) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34 1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
September 24 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
September 24 Last day for a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the August 25 election to request a recount with the Attorney General. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
September 24 Last day for an elector to contest the August 25 election by filingin the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results-20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
October 2 Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
October 2 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 3 election.
October 6 Last day declaration of intent to be filed by write-in candidates for the General Election (November 3) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filingis for Federal, State, Legislative, or County candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
October 9 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 3). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
October 13-20 County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 3 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
October 19 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting polling place for the General Election (November 3) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
October 22 First notice of General Election (November 3) is published 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 22 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 General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
October 23 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 General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
October 23 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
October 23 Last day for the Secretary of State to certify vacancy candidates for the General Election (November 3), who have been appointed by the central committees, to the County Clerks. (Sec. 34-909, Idaho Code)
October 29 Second notice of General Election (November 3) 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)
October 30 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November3) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
October 30 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 3) at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
November 3 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
November 3 General 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. 34-101 and 34-1101, Idaho Code).
November 3 County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
November 4 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
November 13 Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the General Election (November 3). (This includes the canvass of election results for the political subdivisions for the November 3 election.) (Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 13 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 3 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 13 County Clerk issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-1209, Idaho Code)
November 13 Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 18 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
November 19 Secretary of State issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-1215, Idaho Code)
December 3 Last day for a county or political subdivision candidate or a supporter or opponent of a county or political subdivision ballot measure which appeared on the November 3 election to request a recount with the Attorney General. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results-20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
December 3 Last day for an elector to contest the November 3 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results-20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
December 8 Last day for a Federal, State, Legislative or Judicial candidate or a supporter or opponent of a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the November 3 election to request a recount with the Attorney General. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet-20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
December 8 Last day for an elector to contest the election of a Federal or Judicial office or a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the General Election (November 3) by filingin the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet-20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
December 14 Presidential Electors meet and cast votes. (3 United States Code 7 and Sec. 34-1503, Idaho Code)
January 1, 2021 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the General Election (November 3). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
January 15, 2021 Last day for County Clerk to submit report to the Secretary of State on absentee voters for (Sunday) the General Election (November 3) as required by federal law. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 3, 2021 Last day for County Clerk to cancel registration of those electors who have not voted in any election in the last four (4) years. (Sec. 34-435, Idaho Code)