Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

Quickest and easiest way to request an absentee ballot:      Visit https://voteidaho.gov/  starting in January to submit an online absentee request for 2023.

Ballots will only contain the items that you are eligible to vote on based on your residence address.

Absentee by Mail

  • The Kootenai County Elections Department offers absentee ballot by mail for all elections
  • Complete an Absentee Request Form (available after January 1, 2023).
  • Must be signed by the elector
  • The last day to request an absentee ballot is 11 days prior to an 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 (Calendar year means January - December)
  • The form can be emailed, faxed or mailed to the County Elections Department
  • Please Note: Absentee Ballots will not be forwarded, you must put the mailing address of where you want your ballot to be delivered to.

Returning Your Mail Absentee Ballots

  • Sign the affidavit return envelope
  • Return to the Elections Department in the postage paid envelope
  • Or you may drop it off in person at the Elections Department
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot and need a new one please call the Elections Department, 208-446-1030 and we will send you a new ballot
  • Your ballot must be to the Elections Department 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