Elections – 2017 Election Consolidation Calendar

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This edition of the 2017 Election Calendar may be updated due to changes made during the 2017 session of the Idaho Legislature. If changes occur, an updated version will be published. Last updated July 2016.

December 2016 County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2017. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
January 23 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 14 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
January 27 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 14 election.
(Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
February 2 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 14 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
February 10 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 14 election.
February 10 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 14 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
February 12 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to March 14 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
February 17 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 14 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 14 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
February 18-28 (Saturday – Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 14 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
February 27 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the March 14 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
March 2 First notice of election is published for the March 14 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
March 2 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 14 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
March 3 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 14 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 3-10 County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 16 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
March 9 Second notice of election for the March 14 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 10 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 14 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 10 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 14 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
March 14 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 14 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
March 14 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)
March 14 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 15 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
March 17 Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 16 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 24 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 14 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 24 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the March 14 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 24 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 16 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 27 Last day for a political subdivision to certify wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the May 16 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
March 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 May 16 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
April 1 (Saturday) Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the
district for the May 16 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
April 1 (Saturday) Last day a candidate for the May 16 election to withdraw before the May 16 election. (34-1405A, Idaho Code)
April 6 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the May 16 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
April 13 Last day for a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the March 14 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 13 Last day for an elector to contest the March 14 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 14 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the May 16 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
April 14 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the May 16 election.
April 16 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the May 16 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
April 21 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the May 16 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a May 16 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
April 22 – May 2 (Saturday-Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 16 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
May 1 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the May 16 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 4 First notice of election is published for the May 16 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 4 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 16 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
May 5 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 16 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 11 Second notice of election for the May 16 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 12 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 16 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 12 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 16 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 13 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 14 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
May 16 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the May 16 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
May 16 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 16 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 17 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
May 26 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the May 16 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 26 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 16 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 30 Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 16 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
June 15 Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the May 16 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 15 Last day for an elector to contest the May 16 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 10 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 29 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
July 14 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for the August 29 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 15 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the May 16 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
July 20 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for political subdivision for the August 29 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 28 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 29 election.
July 28 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 29 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
July 30 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 29 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
August 4 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 29 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 29 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
August 5-15 (Saturday-Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 29 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
August 14 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the August 29 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 17 First notice of election is published for the August 29 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
August 17 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 29 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
August 18 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 29 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 24 Second notice of election for the August 29 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 25 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 29 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 25 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 29 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 25-September 1 COUNTY CLERK publishes notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 7 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
August 25-September 1 CITY CLERK to publish notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 7 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the city. (Sec. 50-411, Idaho Code)
August 28 First day to file beginning at 8 a.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION to be held on November 7. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code)
August 29 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 29 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
August 29 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 29 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 30 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
September 8 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 29 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
September 8 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 29 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 8 Last day to file until 5:00 p.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION to be held on November 7. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code)
September 8 Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 7 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 15 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 7 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 18 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 7 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
September 22 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 November 7 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
September 23 (Saturday) Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 7 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
September 23 (Saturday) Last day a candidate for the November 7 election to withdraw before the November 7 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
September 28 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for political subdivision for the November 7 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
September 28 Last day for a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the August 29 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 28 Last day for an elector to contest the August 29 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 6 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 7 election.
October 6 County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the November 7 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
October 8 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 7 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
October 10 Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the CITY CLERK for the November 7 city election. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code)
October 13 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the November 7 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a November 7 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
October 14-24 (Sunday-Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 7 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
October 23 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the November 7 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
October 26 First notice of election is published for the November 7 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 26 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 7 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
October 27 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 7 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
October 28 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 29 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
November 2 Second notice of election for the November 7 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 3 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 7 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
November 3 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 7 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
November 7 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the November 7 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
November 7 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)
November 7 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 8 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
November 17 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the November 7 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 17 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 7 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 20 Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the November 7 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
December 7 Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the November 7 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 7 Last day for an elector to contest the November 7 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 7 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)
January 6, 2018 (Saturday) Last day the County Clerk to examine the election register and note challenges from the November 7 election. (Section. 34-432, Idaho Code)