Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

Quickest and easiest way to request an absentee ballot:        Please visit  https://idahovotes.gov/  to submit an online absentee request and check the status of your request for the March 9, 2021 Election. 

The deadline to submit an absentee request for the March 9, 2021 Election is February 26, 2021.

Absentee by Mail

Download the 2021 Absentee Request Form

  • The Kootenai County Elections Office offers absentee ballot by mail for all elections
  • Complete an absentee form after January 1, 2021
  • Must be signed by the elector
  • The last day to request a ballot by mail is 11 days prior to the election at 5 p.m.
  • Absentee requests must be done on an annual basis as they are only good for one calendar year at a time
  • The form can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the County Elections Office

Returning Your Mail Ballots

  • Sign the affidavit return envelope
  • Return to the Elections Office in the postage paid envelope
  • Or you may drop it off in person at the Elections Office
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot and need a new one please call the Elections Office, 208-446-1030 and we will send you a new ballot
  • Your ballot must be to the Elections Office by Election Day at 8 p.m.
  • Your vote will not be counted if the ballot is received after 8 p.m. on Election Day
  • Your vote will not be counted if the affidavit on the back of the return envelope is unsigned