Absentee Ballot

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It looks like at least one far-right candidate in Eastern Idaho won’t be returning to the statehouse in January.

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As the United States prepares for a general election complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, a new national survey finds that most Americans support making it easier to vote by mail in November.


Nicholas Jones campaign

The deadline to request absentee ballots was extended until Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. after Idaho Congressional candidate Nicholas Jones won a federal court case against Secretary of State Lawerence Denney. 

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

Need An Absentee Ballot For Idaho's Primary? You Have To Apply Soon! Here's How

May 13, 2020
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There will be no in-person voting in Idaho’s upcoming May 19 primary election. Instead, all voting will be through absentee or mail-in ballots.

But that means voters have to keep a few key deadlines in mind: May 19 and June 2. Here’s what to know:

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In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, voting and elections may not be top of mind for many people. But if you want to vote in the May 19 primary, it’s something you should be thinking about.

Early Voting

Apr 30, 2018
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Early voting for Idaho's 2018 primary elections begins Monday and Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane joins Idaho Matters to tell Idaho voters everything about registration, early voting options and polling locations.

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Secretary of State Lawerence Denney will be working the polls in northern Idaho during Tuesday's election.

Nez Perce County Clerk Patty Weeks said Monday that she first invited Denney to work the May primary election, but the secretary had another commitment. So the two rescheduled for him to work the general election.

This will be the first election Denney — a former House Speaker in the Idaho Legislature — has spent as a poll worker since taking over the office in 2014.