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This edition of the 2016 Election Calendar is subject to amendatory change during the 2016 session of the Idaho Legislature. If changes occur, an updated version will be published. Last updated June 2015.

November 24, 2015Last day for a political party qualified to participate in the Presidential Primary Election (March 8) or the Primary Election (May 17) to notify the Secretary of State in writing of who may participate in their Primary Election. (Sec. 34-904A, Idaho Code)
November 24, 2015Last day for a political party intending to participate in a Presidential Primary election (March 8) to notify the Secretary of State’s Office of their plan to hold a Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-731, Idaho Code)
December 2015County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2016. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
December 9, 2015Last day for Presidential Candidates to file the declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office for placement on the Presidential Primary ballot, if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election (March 8). (Sec. 34-732, Idaho Code)
January 15Last day for County Commissioners to establish election precincts. (Sec. 34-301, Idaho Code)
January 18 (Holiday)Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
January 20Last day for the County Clerk to deliver in writing to the chairman of the county central committee of each political party a list of the election precincts in the county and the names and addresses of the precinct committeemen who were elected at the last primary election, or who have since been appointed as precinct committeemen, as such election or appointment is shown on the records of the County Clerk. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)
January 22Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Presidential Primary Election (March 8), if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election, to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
January 22Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
January 22Last day for a Presidential candidate to withdraw or have their name removed from the Presidential Primary election ballot, if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election. (March 8) (Sec. 34-733, Idaho Code)
January 28Last day for the Secretary of State to provide form of sample Presidential Primary Election (March 8) ballot. (Sec. 34-712, Idaho Code)
January 28Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
February 1Last day for the Chairman of the county central committee of each political party to certify the names and addresses of the precinct committeemen of his political party. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)
February 5Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to March 8 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
February 5County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 8 election.
February 12Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 8 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 8 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
February 13-23County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
February 22 Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the March 8 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
February 25First notice of election is published for the March 8 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
February 25Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
February 26 - March 4County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 17 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
February 29First day for filing declarations of candidacy of all candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 17) and General (November 8) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)
February 29First day for filing declarations of candidacy for candidates for the May 17 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 2Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 3Second notice of election for the March 8 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code, and Secretary of State Directive)
March 4Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 8 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 4Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 8 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
March 8Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
March 8Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)
March 8Presidential Primary Election, if approved by political party. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106, 34-731 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)
March 8County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if the county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
March 9Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
March 11Last day for an elector currently registered by party to change party affiliation or become “Unaffiliated” by filing a signed form with the County Clerk for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-411A, Idaho Code)
March 11Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates, including independents, with the Secretary of State or County Clerk for the Primary (May 17) and General (November 8) Elections. (Sec. 34-704 and 34-708, Idaho Code)
March 11Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 17 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 14Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to Legislative District and State Central Committees for the Primary (May 17) and General (November 8) Elections. (Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)
March 14Last day for the County Clerk to certify candidates to the County Central Committees for the Primary (May 17) and General (November 8) Elections. (Sec. 34-706, Idaho Code)
March 18Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 18Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the Presidential Primary election, if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election (March 8). (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 18County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the March 8 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision(s) immediately after the county canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 18Last day for precinct committeemen to supply a list for precinct election personnel for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-303, Idaho Code)
March 18Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees and any special questions placed by action of the governing board of the political subdivision for the May 17 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 18Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the May 17 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
March 21Last day for the Secretary of State to certify candidates to the County Clerks for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-705, Idaho Code)
March 22 Democratic Caucus
March 23Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the Presidential Primary election (March 8), if the political party will be participating in a Presidential Primary election. (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
March 23Secretary of State certifies to the state chair of each political party participating int he Presidential Primary election (March 8) the number of votes received by each candidate of that party. (Sec. 34-735, Idaho Code)
March 24County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-303, Idaho Code)
March 25Last day a partisan candidate may withdraw before the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-717, Idaho Code)
April 1Last day a candidate for political subdivisions may withdraw before the Primary Election (May 17). (34-1405A, Idaho Code)
April 1Last day for County Commissioners to designate mail ballot precincts for all elections. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
April 1Last day for political parties to supply the name of its county chairman or alternate to the County Clerk in order to have witnesses accompany the County Clerk or Deputy Clerk in the delivery of absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)
April 1Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 17 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
April 1Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the Primary Election (May 17) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
April 7Last day for the Secretary of State to provide form of sample Primary Election (May 17) ballot. (Sec. 34-712, Idaho Code)
April 7Last day for a candidate or a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the March 8 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
April 7Last day for an elector to contest the March 8 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
April 15Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
April 19Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (May 17) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filing date is for federal, state, legislative, or county candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
April 22Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
April 23 - May 3County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 17 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
May 1 (Sunday)Last day to submit initiative petition signatures to the County Clerk by the close of business. This date is dependent upon when the 18 month circulation period started. (Sec. 34-1802, Idaho Code)
May 2Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the Primary Election (May 17) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 5First notice of election is published for the Primary Election (May 17) by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
May 5Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the May 17 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
May 6Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 8 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
May 11Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 12Second notice of Primary Election (May 17) is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406, and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
May 13Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 13Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17) at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 17Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
May 17Primary Election — 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)
May 17County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
May 18Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
May 18First day voters affiliated with one of the recognized political parties may change party affiliation after the Primary Election. (Sec. 34-411A, Idaho Code)
May 24Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the Primary Election (May 17). (The last day for the Board of County Commissioners to canvass the election results for the political subdivisions for the May 17 election is May 27. However, it is recommended that both canvasses be done at the same time.) (Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 25County Clerk issues certificates of nomination or election to candidates and certifies to the Secretary of State for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-1208, Idaho Code)
May 27County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 17 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified to the political subdivision immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 27Last day for county central committee to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-502, Idaho Code)
May 28 (Saturday)Last day for legislative district central committees to meet and elect officers. (Sec. 34-503, Idaho Code)
May 31Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 17 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
June 1Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
June 2Secretary of State issues certificates of nomination or election for the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-1214, Idaho Code)
June 3Last day for county write-in candidates to pay filing fee for placement on the General Election (November 8) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the county canvass – 10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)
June 10Last day for federal, state and legislative write-in candidates to pay filing fee for placement on the General Election (November 8) ballot. This date is dependent upon the day of the state canvass – 10 days after canvass. (Sec. 34-702, Idaho Code)
June 13Last day for a county or political subdivision candidate or a supporter or opponent of a county or political subdivision ballot measure which appeared on the May 17 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
June 13Last day for an elector to contest the May 17 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
June 21Last day for a Federal, State, Legislative or Judicial candidate or a supporter or opponent of a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the May 17 election to request a recount with the Attorney General. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
June 21Last day for an elector to contest the election of a Federal, State, Legislative or Judicial office or a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the May 17 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
July 1Last day for County Clerk to verify initiative petition signatures. This is dependent upon the last day to submit initiative petition signatures to the County Clerk – 60 calendar days from the submission of signatures. (Sec. 34-1802, Idaho Code)
July 11Last day to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond or levy election by a school district or a recall election by any political subdivision which is ordered for the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
July 15Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 15Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the Primary Election (May 17). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
July 21Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 27 - August 3County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing for the Single County-wide Highway District candidates for the November 8 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
July 29Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
July 29County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 30 election.
July 29County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 30 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
August 5Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 30 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 30 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
August 6-16County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 30 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
August 10Last day for Magistrates up for retention to file declarations of candidacy with the County Clerk for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 1-2220, Idaho Code)
August 10Last day for Highway District Commissioners in a single county-wide district to file declarations of candidacy with the County Clerk for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-625 and 34-625A, Idaho Code)
August 15Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting polling place for the August 30 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 18First notice of election is published for the August 30 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
August 18Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as challengers at the polling place for the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
August 18-25COUNTY CLERK publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for political subdivision candidates for the November 8 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
August 24Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 25Second notice of election for the August 30 election is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406 and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
August 25Last day for independent candidates for President and Vice-President to file nomination petitions with the Secretary of State for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-708A, Idaho Code)
August 26Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 30 election at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 26Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 30 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 30Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
August 30Election 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-106 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)
August 30County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., if county is holding an election. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
August 30Last day for new political party formation petitions to be filed with the Secretary of State. (Sec. 34-501, Idaho Code)
August 31Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
September 1Last day for state party chairman to certify candidates for President, Vice-President and Presidential Electors for the General Election (November 8). (Five day extension may be granted by the Secretary of State.) (Sec. 34-711, Idaho Code)
September 1Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 8 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 1Last day for independent candidates for President to certify Presidential Electors. (Sec. 34-711A, Idaho Code.)
September 7Last day for Secretary of State to forward General Election (November 8) sample ballots to the County Clerks. (Sec. 34-909, Idaho Code)
September 7Last day for the Secretary of State to certify constitutional amendments to the County Clerks for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-603, Idaho Code)
September 7Last day a partisan candidate may withdraw before the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-717, Idaho Code)
September 8Last day for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify the nominees and any special questions placed by action of the governing board of the political subdivision for the November 8 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 9Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
September 9County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 30 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified tot he political subdivision(s) immediately after the county canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
September 9Last day for a political subdivision to supply wording and resolution to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the November 8 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
September 19Last day for County Clerk to print absentee ballots for the General Election (November 8). (Secretary of State Directive)
September 23Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 8 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
September 23Last day a candidate of a political subdivision may withdraw before the November 8 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
September 23Last day for political parties to supply the name of its county chairman or alternate to the County Clerk in order to have witnesses accompany the County Clerk or Deputy Clerk in the delivery of absentee ballots for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code)
September 23Last day for the County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the General Election (November 8) to voters who requested absentee ballots prior to the 45th day before the election. (Sec. 34-1003, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
September 29Last day for a a supporter or opponent of a ballot measure which appeared on the August 30 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
September 29Last day for an elector to contest the August 30 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
October 7Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 8 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
October 7County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 8 election.
October 11Last day declaration of intent to be filed by write-in candidates for the General Election (November 8) with the Secretary of State or County Clerk. This filing is for federal, state, legislative, or county candidates. (Sec. 34-702A, Idaho Code)
October 14Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8). Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
October 15-25County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 8 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
October 24Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting polling place for the General Election (November 8) for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
October 27First notice of General Election (November 8) is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
October 27Last day for the County Clerk to receive written requests for the purpose of authorizing persons to act as watchers and challengers at the polling place for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
October 28Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 30 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
October 28Last day for the Secretary of State to certify vacancy candidates for the General Election (November 8), who have been appointed by the central committees, to the County Clerks. (Sec. 34-909, Idaho Code)
November 2Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
November 3Second notice of General Election (November 8) is published by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. Facsimile sample ballot published at this time. Published in at least two newspapers within the county, if possible. (Sec. 34-602, 34-1406 and 34-2425, Idaho Code and Secretary of State Directive)
November 4Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8) at the absent elector’s polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
November 4Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8) at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
November 8Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk’s Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
November 8General Election &mdash 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (*) At Clerk’s option, polling places may be opened at 7:00 a.m. (Sec. 34-101 and 34-1101, Idaho Code)
November 8County Clerk’s office to remain open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sec. 34-211, Idaho Code)
November 9Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
November 18Last day for the Board of County Canvassers to meet and canvass the vote for the General Election (November 8). (This includes the canvass of election results for the political subdivisions for the November 8 election.) (Sec. 34-1205 and 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 18County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 8 election. This date depends upon the date the County Board of Canvassers meets. The results should be certified tot he political subdivision immediately after the County Canvassers meet. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 21County Clerk issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-1209, Idaho Code)
November 21Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the November 8 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 23Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-1211, Idaho Code)
November 25Secretary of State issues certificates of election for the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-1215, Idaho Code)
December 8Last day for a county or political subdivision candidate or a supporter or opponent of a county or political subdivision ballot measure which appeared on the November 8 election to request a recount with the County Clerk. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
December 8Last day for an elector to contest the November 8 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the County canvasses the election results – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
December 13Last day for a Federal, State, Legislative or Judicial candidate or a supporter or opponent of a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the November 8 election to request a recount with the Attorney General. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2301, Idaho Code)
December 13Last day for an elector to contest the election of a Federal, State, Legislative or Judicial office or a statewide ballot measure which appeared on the November 8 election by filing in the proper court. This date is dependent upon when the State Board of Canvassers meet – 20 days from canvass. (Sec. 34-2008, Idaho Code)
December 19Presidential Electors meet and cast votes. (3 United States Code 7 and Sec. 34-1503, Idaho Code)
January 6, 2017Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the General Election (November 8). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
January 20, 2017Last day for County Clerk to submit report to the Secretary of State on absentee voters for the General Election (November 8) as required by federal law. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 8, 2017Last day for County Clerk to cancel registration of those electors who have not voted in any election in the last four (4) years. (Sec. 34-435, Idaho Code)