Voting

Voter Eligibility Requirements



To be eligible to vote in Idaho you must be:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Idaho and in the county for 30 days prior to Election Day
  • At least 18 years old before or on Election Day
  • Not convicted of a felony. (If you have been convicted, you must have had your civil rights restored.)
For all questions regarding voting eligibility requirements please contact the Bannock County Clerk's office at:

Bannock County Clerk
141 N 6th Ave
(Old Jail Building)
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-236-7333

Voter Registration Information



Registration Deadlines


Deadlines and voter registration applications are available through the Bannock County Clerk's Office.

Bannock County Clerk
141 N 6th Ave
(Old Jail Building)
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-236-7333

If mailed, voter registration applications must be postmarked 25 days before the election. Registration is permanent as long as you vote at least once every 4 years in a primary or general election and do not move. You need to re-register if you change your address or name.

ID Needed for Voter Registration


If you are a first time voter in Idaho, you must either submit a copy of one of the following items with your registration form or show it at the polls prior to voting:
  • A current and valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Government document that shows your name and address
  • Paycheck

How to Verify Your Voter Registration


You can verify your registration by contacting the Bannock County Clerk.

Absentee, Early & Provisional Voting



ID Needed for Voting


If you are a first time voter in Idaho and have not provided proper ID documentation with your mail registration, you will need to bring a copy of a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address to the polling place on Election Day.

Absentee Ballot Process


You must be registered to vote in Idaho to request an absentee ballot. To receive an application for an absentee ballot:

Write to request an absentee ballot from the Bannock County Clerk's office. If you submit a written request please include your name, residential address, mailing address to which the ballot is to be forwarded and your signature:

Bannock County Clerk
141 N 6th Ave
(Old Jail Building)
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-236-7333

Print an application (PDF), fill it out and mail it to the aforementioned address.

If you wish to have an absentee ballot mailed to you, the request must be received by the Bannock County Clerk's Office by the 6th day prior to the election. You can still cast an absentee ballot in person (also known as early voting) at the absent elector's polling place (usually the County Clerk's office) up until 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Early Voting


Early Voting is available in the form of in person absentee voting. You can cast your vote before Election Day at an absentee polling place. Contact the Bannock County Clerk for dates, times and locations of the absentee polling place in your county.

Provisional Voting


You may register at the polls on Election Day by providing proof of residence. All documents used in providing proof of residence shall be accompanied with a photo ID. Only the following documents are authorized:
  • A valid Idaho driver's license issued through the department of transportation
  • A valid Idaho ID card issued through the department of transportation
  • Any document which contains a valid address in the precinct together with a picture ID card
  • A current valid student ID card from a post secondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with a current student fee statement that contains your valid address
For all additional questions about absentee, early or provisional voting please contact the Bannock County Clerk's office at:

Bannock County Clerk
141 N 6th Ave
(Old Jail Building)
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-236-7333

Voters with Disabilities



You may receive assistance to vote from any person of your choice. You may also ask for assistance from a poll worker. Curbside assistance and home voting is available in special circumstances. Please make arrangements with the Bannock County Clerk's Office in advance.

Ballot Marking Device


Each polling place in the state will be equipped with a ballot marking device to assist voters who have difficulty reading or marking a ballot vote privately and independently. The ballot marking device is intended to assist the visually impaired, voters with disabilities and the elderly. Other voters will vote as they have in the past using the appropriate ballot for their county. Visually impaired voters can use headphones to listen to an audio ballot and make their selections using a Braille keypad. The ballot marking device has a touch screen with a zoom feature to enlarge the ballot print and a contrast feature to make the ballot easier to read for some voters. The ballot marking device only marks a ballot. No votes are stored in the machine. Votes are counted by the election board of your county. You can review and change your selections before the device marks a paper ballot. If you are using the ballot marking device, you may request a new ballot from a poll worker if you make a mistake. Additional instructions will be available at the polls and poll workers are trained to help if you request their assistance.

Voting Questions


For all voting questions regarding voting with disabilities please contact the Bannock County Clerk's office at:

Bannock County Clerk
141 N 6th Ave
(Old Jail Building)
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-236-7333