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Idahoans Must Request Their Primary Election Ballots By Tuesday

Emilie Ritter Saunders
Boise State Public Radio

Tuesday is your last chance to request a ballot in Idaho’s unprecedented all-absentee primary election.

If you’ve got an internet connection, a valid Idaho ID, like a driver’s license, and are already registered to vote, the easiest way to request a ballot is online.

You can request one at www.idahovotes.gov. If you’ve got that valid, state-issued ID, you can also register to vote there, too.

For those who don’t have an internet connection, county elections offices have paper request forms you can fill out and return in-person.

Some are also accepting electronic request forms that are either emailed or faxed in.

Regardless of how you submit your request form, it must be in the hands of your county clerk’s office by 8 p.m. Tuesday. That means it won’t be accepted if you dropped it by the post office, even if it’s postmarked by the deadline.

After you’ve requested your ballot, it’ll take several days to get to you. That ballot then needs to be delivered to the county clerk’s office by 8 p.m. June 2 to be counted.

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