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This edition of the 2015 Election Calendar is subject to amendatory change during the 2015 session of the Idaho Legislature. If changes occur, an updated version will be published. Last updated December 2014.

December 2014 County Clerk publishes the election calendar for 2015. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
January 2, 2015 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the General Election (November 4). (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
January 16, 2015 Last day for County Clerk to submit report to the Secretary of State on absentee voters for the General Election (November 4) as required by federal law. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 4, 2015 Last day for County Clerk to cancel registration of those electors who have not voted in four (4) years. (Sec. 34-435, Idaho Code)
January 19 (Holiday)Last day to certify the wording 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 10 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
January 23Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
January 29Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
February 6Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to March 10 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
February 6County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the March 10 election.
February 6County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the March 10 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
February 13Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the March 10 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a March 10 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
February 14-24County Clerk to mail ballots for the March 10 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
February 23Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the March 10 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
February 26First notice of election is published for the March 10 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
February 26Last 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 10 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
March 4Last 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 10 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 5Second notice of election for the March 10 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 6Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 10 election at the absent elector's polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
March 6Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 10 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
March 6-13County Clerk publishes the notice of candidate filing deadline for the May 19 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
March 10Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk's Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
March 10Election 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 10County 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 11Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
March 20Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
March 20County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the March 10 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 20Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the May 19 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 27Last 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 19 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
March 30Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
April 3Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the district for the May 19 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
April 3Last day a candidate for the May 19 election to withdraw before the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
April 3Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
April 9Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
April 17County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the May 19 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
April 17Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
April 17County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the May 19 election.
April 24Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the May 19 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a May 19 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
April 25-May 5County Clerk to mail ballots for the May 19 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
May 4Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the May 19 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 7First notice of election is published for the May 19 election 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 7Last 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 19 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
May 8Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the March 10 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
May 13Last 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 May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 14Second notice of election for the May 19 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)
May 15Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 19 election at the absent elector's polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
May 15Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the May 19 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
May 19Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk's Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
May 19Election 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 19County 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)
May 20Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
May 29Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
May 29County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the May 19 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)
June 1Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
July 6Last day to certify the wording 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 25 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
July 10Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 16Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
July 17Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the May 19 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
July 24Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
July 24County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the August 25 election.
July 24County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the August 25 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
July 31Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the August 25 election. Registration closes in those districts holding an August 25 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
August 1-11County Clerk to mail ballots for the August 25 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
August 10Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the August 25 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 13First notice of election is published for the August 25 election by the County Clerk in the official newspaper(s) of the county. (Sec. 34-602 and 34-1406, Idaho Code)
August 13Last 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 25 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
August 19Last 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 25 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 20Second notice of election for the August 25 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 21Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 25 election at the absent elector's polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
August 21Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the August 25 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
August 21-28COUNTY CLERK publishes notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 3 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the political subdivision. (Sec. 34-1405, Idaho Code)
August 21-28CITY CLERK to publish notice of candidate filing deadline for the November 3 election during this week in the official newspaper(s) of the city. (Sec. 50-411, Idaho Code)
August 24First day to file beginning at 8 a.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION to be held on November 3. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code)
August 25Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk's Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
August 25Election 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 25County 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 26Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
September 4Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
September 4County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the August 25 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)
September 4Last day to file until 5:00 p.m. as a candidate for the CITY ELECTION to be held on November 3. Filing is with the CITY CLERK. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code)
September 4Last day for filing declarations of candidacy until 5:00 p.m. for candidates for the November 3 election with the clerk of the political subdivision. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 11Last 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 3 election. (Sec. 34-1404, Idaho Code)
September 14Last day for a political subdivision to certify the wording to the County Clerk for a bond, levy, initiative, referendum, recall or any other ballot question ordered for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-106, Idaho Code)
September 18Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the clerk of the political subdivision for the November 3 election. This filing is for political subdivision candidates. (Sec. 34-1407, Idaho Code)
September 18Last day a candidate for the November 3 election to withdraw before the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1405A, Idaho Code)
September 18Last day for the County Clerk to submit a request to the Secretary of State for a modification of election procedures for joint districts for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
September 24Last day for the Secretary of State to approve requested modification of election procedures for joint districts for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1413, Idaho Code)
October 2Last day for County Commissioners to designate polling places prior to the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-302, Idaho Code)
October 2County Clerk to appoint election personnel for the November 3 election.
October 2County Clerk to mail absentee ballots for the November 3 election to voters who requested absentee ballots.
October 6Last day declaration of intent to be filed by a write-in candidate with the CITY CLERK for the November 3 city election. (Sec. 50-410, Idaho Code)
October 9Last day to pre-register to vote with the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. for the November 3 election. Registration closes in those districts holding a November 3 election. Election Day Registration is available. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
October 10-20County Clerk to mail ballots for the November 3 election to voters in designated Mail Ballot Precincts. (Sec. 34-308, Idaho Code)
October 19Last day to begin Early Voting at the Early Voting Polling Place for the November 3 election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
October 22First notice of election is published for the November 3 election 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 22Last 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 November 3 election. (Sec. 34-304, Idaho Code)
October 23Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the August 25 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)
October 28Last 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 November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
October 29Second notice of election for the November 3 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)
October 30Last day for in-person absentee voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 3 election at the absent elector's polling place. (Sec. 34-1002, Idaho Code)
October 30Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the November 3 election at the Early Voting polling place. (Sec. 34-1012, Idaho Code)
November 3Last day to return absentee ballots to the County Clerk's Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1005, Idaho Code)
November 3Election 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)
November 3County 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)
November 4Registration reopens. (Sec. 34-408, Idaho Code)
November 13Last day for the Board of County Commissioners to meet and canvass the vote for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 13County Clerk to certify election results to the political subdivisions for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
November 16Clerk of the political subdivision issues certificates of election for the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-1410, Idaho Code)
December 3 If authorized by City ordinance pursuant to 50-612 and 50-707B, Idaho Code, last day for a run-off city election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast if no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast. (Sec. 50-612 and Sec. 50-707B, Idaho Code)
January 1, 2016 Last day for the County Clerk to examine election register and note challenges from the November 3 election. (Sec. 34-432, Idaho Code)