Idaho ID requirements for absentee ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Any registered Idaho voter can vote absentee.

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

For first-time voting by mail, those who did not include ID with their voter registration form they must provide ONE of the following:

  • Current and valid photo identification
  • A current utility bill or bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Government document that shows voter’s name and Idaho address

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.

If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.

last update: March 18, 2020

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