Registration & Voting

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Registration Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age by Election Day
  • Must be a legal resident of Idaho and County 30 days prior to an election
  • Must not have any legal disqualifications

You must re-register if you move or change your name.


You may register at the Elections Department or online at the Vote Idaho Website

Registration cards are also available at:

  • Any City Hall in the County
  • The DMV
    451 N Government Way
    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Cards may be returned to the Elections Department or mailed to:

Kootenai County Elections
P.O. Box 9000
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816

To avoid delay be sure to fill in all the boxes on the Registration card completely. Registration cards received via fax or email will not be accepted. Registration cards must be post marked 24 days before an election when registration closes. After the close of registration, you may register and vote on the same day.

Please make sure to include a copy of acceptable photo identification and proof of residency (as described below) if mailing in your registration card.

Military or Living Overseas

Election Day Registration

Election Day registration is permitted at your polling place on Election Day as well as the Elections Department during Early Voting. Proper photo identification and dated proof of residence is required.

Proof of Identity   

(IDs must be current)

1. Idaho Driver's License or Identification Card

2. United States Passport or Federal Photo Identification Card (Military ID, etc)

3. Tribal Identification Card

4. Idaho Concealed Weapons Permit

Proof of Residency

(must display applicant's name & current physical address)

1. Any form of ID listed on the left

2. Current proof of insurance

3. A deed of trust, mortgage, lease or rental agreement

4. A property tax assessment, bill, or receipt

5. A utility bill (excluding cellular phone bills)

6. A bank or credit card statement

7. A paystub, paycheck, or government-issued check

8. An intake document from a residential care or assisted living facility

9. Enrollment papers issued for the current school year by a high school or an accredited institution of higher education located within Idaho

10. A communication on letterhead from a public or private social service agency registered with the Secretary of State verifying the applicant is homeless and attesting to the applicants residence for registration purposes

Voting Requirements

To Vote

  1. Must be a registered voter.
  2. Must vote at your designated Polling place that is determined by your residence address. Find your polling place.
  3. Must show photo identification or sign a Personal Identity Affidavit. View acceptable forms of photo identification.
  4. Polling places are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Accessible Voting

In accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, each of Kootenai County's polling places includes accessible:

  • Exits
  • Parking spaces
  • Voting areas

A ballot marking device (Express Vote) is available:

  • At every polling place during State and Federal Elections (Even Years)
  • At the County Elections Department during Early Voting for all Elections.