Party Affiliation

Idaho has four recognized parties with which voters may affiliate, or voters may be unaffiliated:

  1. Constitution 
  2. Democratic 
  3. Libertarian 
  4. Republican

If you are a registered voter and do not know how you are currently affiliated, contact the Kootenai County Elections Department at 208-446-1030 or at email the Elections Department.

Change Affiliation

  • The last day to change affiliation or become "Unaffiliated" is the last day a candidate may file for partisan political office prior to a primary election.
  • After the primary election a voter may change affiliation or become "Unaffiliated" at any time by filling out the Party Affiliation Form (PDF).
  • If you are Unaffiliated, you may affiliate with one of the four parties at any time by filling out a Party Affiliation Form (PDF) or on Election Day you may affiliate with a party in the Poll book.

The purpose of primary elections in Idaho is to allow members of a recognized political party to select that party’s nominees to go on the general election ballot.

Now, Idaho has four recognized parties with which voters may affiliate, or voters can be Unaffiliated:

Constitution               Democratic                Libertarian                 Republican

If you are a registered voter and do not know how you are currently affiliated, contact the Kootenai County Elections Department at 446-1030 or kcelections@kcgov.us.  

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