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Idaho Voter Registration Closes Friday, At Least For A Hot Second

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Emilie Ritter Saunders
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Boise State Public Radio

Friday is the last day to register to vote for the November General Election in Idaho. Well, kind of.

If you’ve changed addresses in the past year or maybe you just moved to the state, you’ll need to update your voter registration information by 5 p.m. Friday evening with your county clerk’s office.

You can either do this in-person, or online if you have an Idaho driver’s license.

But if you forget or are just slammed today, you’re not out of luck.

Idaho law allows qualified voters to register to vote wherever they can get an absentee ballot, which is usually the county clerk’s office.

If you do grab an absentee ballot, there is a deadline you need to keep in mind. You can only request an absentee ballot through the mail through Oct. 25.

If all else fails, Idaho is one of 20 states where you can register at the polls on Election Day as long as you bring a photo ID and can prove you live at your address.

Election Day is Nov. 5.

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