IMPORTANT VOTING DATES
- Canyon County in-person early voting. — April 21 – May 16
- Ada County in-person early voting. — April 28 to May 16
- Last day to request mail-in absentee ballots. — May 14
- May 20, Election Day: polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots must be returned to county clerks’ offices by 8 p.m.
- Ada County — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Ada County Elections Office, 400 N. Benjamin Lane in Boise.
- Canyon County — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Canyon County Elections Office, 1102 E. Chicago St. in Caldwell.
- Absentee ballot request forms are available at www.idahovotes.gov.
- Election Day: All voters will be asked to show photo ID or sign an affidavit attesting to their identification.
WHERE DO YOU VOTE?
Visit IdahoVotes.gov or the Ada or Canyon county election website to find out where you vote. You can also call Ada County Elections at 287-6860 or Canyon County Elections at 454-7562.
NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE?
You may register during early voting or on Election Day at your polling site.
CLOSED GOP PRIMARY
The Republican Party has a closed primary election. Only those who affiliate Republican may select the Republican ballot at the polling place.
The Democrat primary is open. Any voter of any affiliation may select a Democratic ballot.
The date to change your party affiliation was March 14. However, new or unaffiliated voters may declare themselves Republicans during early voting or on Election Day. If you have a name or address change you can also change your party affiliation.
WHICH BALLOT DO YOU CHOOSE?
There are three ballots: Democrat, Republican and nonpartisan. You may choose one of them. Once given a ballot, you may not change your mind.
- If you are registered with the Republican party, you may choose any of the three ballots.
- If you are registered with the Democratic, Constitution or Libertarian party, you may choose either the Democratic or nonpartisan ballot.
- If you are unregistered with any party, you can choose between the nonpartisan and the Democratic party ballot. Or, you may choose to be affiliated with the Republican party and choose any of the three ballots.
- The nonpartisan ballot has only judicial races and the supplemental school levy.
Everyone will receive the same ballot in November despite which party affiliation you choose in the May 20 election.
WHO IS ON THE BALLOT FOR KUNA & MELBA DISTRICTS?
Idaho House District 21
Seat A – Steven C. Harris (unopposed)
Seat B – Ricky L. Bowman vs Thomas E. “Tom” Dayley
Seat B – Joe Hautzinger (unopposed)
Idaho Senate District 21
Clifford R. “Cliff” Bayer (unopposed)
Idaho House District 22
Seat A – John Vander Woude (unopposed)
Seat B – Jason Monks (unopposed)
Idaho Senate District 22
Lori DenHartog vs. Charles Pratt Porter
Idaho House District 11
Seat A – Gayle L. Batt (unopposed)
Seat B – Christy Perry (unopposed)
Idaho Senate District 11
Greg L. Collett vs Patti Anne Lodge
Rita Burns (unopposed)