Elections – 2018 Primary and General Election Calendar

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This edition of the 2018 Election Calendar is subject to amendatory change during the 2018 session of the Idaho Legislature. If changes occur, an updated version will be published. Last updated May 2017.

November 28, 2017 Last day for a political party qualified to participate in the Primary Election (May 15) to
notify the Secretary of State in writing of who may participate in their Primary Election. (Sec. 34-904A, Idaho Code)
December 2017 County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2018. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
January 15 (Holiday) Last day for County Commissioners to establish election precincts. (Sec. 34-301, Idaho Code)
January 20 (Saturday) 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 22 Last day to supply wording and resolution 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 13 election. (Sec. 34-106, 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 13 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
February 1 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for the March 13 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 11 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the March 13 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
February 11 (Sunday) County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 13 election.
February 11 (Sunday) Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 13 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
February 16 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 13 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 13 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
February 17-27 (Saturday – Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 13 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
February 23 – March 2 County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 15 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
February 26 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the March 13 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
February 26 First day for filing declarations of candidacy of all candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 15) and General (November 6) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)
February 26 First day for filing declarations of candidacy for candidates for the May 15 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates.
(Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 1 First notice of election is published for the March 13 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
March 1 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 13 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
March 2 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 13 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 8 Second notice of election for the March 13 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 9 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 13 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 9 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 13 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
March 9 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 Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-411A, Idaho Code)
March 9 Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 15) and General (November 6) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)
March 9 Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 15 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 12 Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to Legislative District and State Central Committees for the Primary (May 15) and General (November 6) Elections.
(Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)
March 12 Last day for the County Clerk to certify candidates to the County Central Committees for the Primary (May 15) and General (November 6) Elections. (Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)
March 13 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 13 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
March 13 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 13 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 14 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
March 16 Last day for precinct committeemen to supply a list for precinct election personnel for the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-303, Idaho Code)
March 16 Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees for the May 15 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 16 Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk
for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the
May 15 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
March 19 Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to the County Clerks for the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-705, Idaho Code)
March 23 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 13 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 23 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the March 13 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 23 Last day a partisan candidate may withdraw before the Primary Election (May 15).
(Sec. 34-717, Idaho Code)
March 26 County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the Primary Election (May 15).
(Sec. 34-303, Idaho Code)
March 31 (Saturday) Last day a candidate for political subdivisions may withdraw before the May 15 election. (34-1405A, Idaho Code)
March 31 (Saturday) 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 15). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)
March 31 (Saturday) Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 15 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
March 31 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 15) 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 1 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate mail ballot precincts for all elections. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
April 3 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for the May 15 election. This only applies to elections for political subdivisions. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
April 5 Last day for the Secretary of State to provide form of sample Primary Election (May 15) ballot. (Sec. 34-712, Idaho Code)
April 5 Last day for the Secretary of State of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for the May 15 election. This only applies to elections for political subdivisions. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
April 12 Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the March 13 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)
April 12 Last day for an elector to contest the March 13 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 15 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
April 17 Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (May 15) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filing date is for Federal, State, Legislative, or County candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
April 20 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 15). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
April 21 – May 1 (Saturday – Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 15 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)
April 30 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the Primary Election (May 15) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, 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 3 First notice of election is published for the Primary Election (May 15) 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 3 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 15 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
May 4 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 15). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 10 Second notice of Primary Election (May 15) 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 11 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 15) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 11 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 15) at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 12 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 13 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
May 15 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
May 15 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 15 County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
May 16 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
May 16 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 22 Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the Primary Election (May 15). (The last day for the Board of County Commissioners to canvass the election results for the political subdivisions for the May 15 election is May 25. However, it is recommended that both canvasses be done at the same time.)
(Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 23 County Clerk issues certificates of nomination or election to candidates and certifies to the Secretary of State for the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-1208, Idaho Code)
May 25 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 15 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)
May 25 Last day for county central committee to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)
May 26 (Saturday) Last day for legislative district central committees to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-503, Idaho Code)
May 28 (Holiday) Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 15 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 30 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
May 31 Secretary of State issues certificates of nomination or election for the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-1214, Idaho Code)
June 1 Last day for county write-in candidates to pay filing fee for placement on the General Election (November 6) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the county canvass – 10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)
June 4 Last day for a candidate of a State or Legislative office which appeared on the Primary Election (May 15) to contest the nomination of any candidate for the same office by filing in the proper court. (Sec. 34-2120 and 34-2121, Idaho Code)
June 9 (Saturday) Last day for Federal, State and Legislative write-in candidates to pay filing fee for placement on the General Election (November 6) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the state canvass – 10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)
June 11 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 15 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 11 Last day for an elector to contest the May 15 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)
June 19 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 15 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 19 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 15 election by filing in 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 (Saturday) 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 9 Last day to supply wording and resolution 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 28 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
July 14 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the Primary Election (May 15). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
July 17 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for the August 28 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 19 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for the August 28 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 25 – August 1 County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing for the Single Countywide Highway District candidates for the November 6 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
July 29 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 28 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
July 29 (Sunday) County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 28 election.
July 29 (Sunday) County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 28 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
August 3 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 28 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 28 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
August 4-14 (Sunday – Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 28 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
August 8 Last day for Magistrates up for retention to file declarations of candidacy with the County Clerk for the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 1-2220, Idaho Code)
August 8 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 6). (Sec. 34-625 and 34-625A, Idaho Code)
August 13 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting polling place for the August 28 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 16 First notice of election is published for the August 28 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
August 16 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 28 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
August 17 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 28 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 18 – 25 (Saturday – Saturday) COUNTY CLERK publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for political subdivision candidates for the November 6 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
August 23 Second notice of election for the August 28 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 24 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 28 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 24 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 28 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 28 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 28 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
August 28 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 28 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 29 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 (Saturday) Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 6 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 7 Last day for Secretary of State to forward General Election (November 6) 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 6). (Sec. 34-603, Idaho Code)
September 7 Last day a partisan candidate may withdraw before the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 34-717, Idaho Code)
September 7 Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 28 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
September 7 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 28 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 7 Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the November 6 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
September 8 (Saturday) Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees for the November 6 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 17 Last day for County Clerk to print absentee ballots for the General Election (November 6). (Secretary of State Directive)
September 22 (Saturday) Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 6 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
September 22 (Saturday) Last day a candidate of a political subdivision may withdraw before the November 6 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
September 22 (Saturday) 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 6). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)
September 22 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the General Election (November 6) 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 25 Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election for the November 6 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
September 27 Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for the November 6 election. (Sec 34-1413, Idaho Code)
September 27 Last day for a a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the August 28 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 27 Last day for an elector to contest the August 28 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)
October 7 (Sunday) Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 6 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
October 7 (Sunday) County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 6 election.
October 9 Last day declaration of intent to be filed by write-in candidates for the General Election (November 6) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filing is for Federal, State, Legislative, or County candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
October 12 Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 6). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
October 13-23 (Saturday – Tuesday) County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 6 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
October 22 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting polling place for the General Election (November 6) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
October 25 First notice of General Election (November 6) 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 25 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 6). (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
October 26 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 6). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
October 27 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 28 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
October 27 (Saturday) Last day for the Secretary of State to certify vacancy candidates for the General Election (November 6), who have been appointed by the central committees, to the County Clerks. (Sec. 34-909, Idaho Code)
November 1 Second notice of General Election (November 6) 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 2 Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 6) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
November 2 Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 6) at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
November 6 Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
November 6 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 6 County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
November 7 Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
November 16 Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the General Election (November 6). (This includes the canvass of election results for the political subdivisions for the November 6 election.) (Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 16 County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 6 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 19 County Clerk issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 6).
(Sec. 34-1209, Idaho Code)
November 19 Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the November 6 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 21 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
November 22 (Holiday) Secretary of State issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 34-1215, Idaho Code)
November 26 Last day for any elector of the State to contest the validity of the election of any of the officers of the executive department of the state who was voted into office at the General Election (November 6) by giving written notice of the contest to the office of the Secretary of State and make reasonable efforts to provide written notice to the individual whose elections is being contested, the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House. (Sec. 34-2108, Idaho Code)
November 26 Last Day for an elector of a Legislative district to contest the election of any member of the Legislature from that district who was voted into office at the General Election (November 6) by giving written notice of the contest to the office of the Secretary of State and make reasonable efforts to provide written notice to the individual whose election is being contested, either the Secretary of the Senate, if a Senator, or the Chief Clerk of the House, if a Representative. (Sec. 34-2108, Idaho Code)
December 6 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 6 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 6 Last day for an elector to contest the November 6 election of a State, Judicial, County or special district candidate or ballot question 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 6 The Secretary of State to provide a copy of the Notice of Election Contest for any contest of the election of a legislative or executive officer to the Secretary of the Senate, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives or both, depending on the office being contested. (Sec. 34-2108, Idaho Code)
December 11 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 6 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 11 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 6) by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
January 5, 2019 (Saturday) Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the General Election (November 6). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
January 20, 2019 (Sunday) Last day for 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)
March 6, 2019 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)