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How do you request an absentee ballot form in Idaho?

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In order to use the absentee voting method in Idaho, the absent voter must first be registered to vote in the state. Idaho requires voters to submit applications for absentee ballots. These may be obtained from the County Clerk's office in the county of the voter's residence, printed from idahovotes.gov or requested in writing from the voter's County Clerk's office. The latter requires including the voter name, Idaho residence address, mailing address, and voter signature.

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Once the absentee voter has submitted an application to request an absentee ballot, the county clerk's office confirms that the applicant is registered to vote in Idaho. Upon confirmation, the ballot is mailed to the voter.

The application must be received by the clerk's office at lease six days prior to the election, to allow for the absentee ballot to arrive in time at the voter's mailing address. Absentee ballots may be cast at the absent voter’s polling location until 5:00 pm the Friday before the election, as of 2016.

All Idaho County Clerk's office addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses can be found on the Idaho Votes website. Absentee voters may also check if the county has received the completed absentee ballot by visiting the Idaho Votes website.

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