Election Information


ID Secretary of State/Voting Registration

Idaho Secretary of State’s Office:
The above link is a resourceful tool to do the following items;

  • Register to vote, see if you are registered to vote,  and check your current address.
  • Request an Absentee Ballot; for one election or for all year.  See below for more information.
  • Check the status of your absentee ballot request.
  • Check where your polling place is located. You must be a qualified elector to register to vote at your place of residence.
  • Check or change your affiliation.  See below for more information.
  • The information on the site is supplied from the County to the Secretary of State and is updated often.

If you have any questions regarding elections, please call 392-4431 Ext.  121

  • If you would like to participate in the Elections as a pollworker here is the link to apply.  This is a great opportunity to serve your community.  


Primary May 21, 2024 CANDIDATES –
2024 Candidate Election Info






Effective July 1, 2011, Idaho Code 34-404 … every registered voter is to choose their political party that they will be associated with. If you do not make a choice, you will automatically be assigned an “unaffiliated” status. You can choose your party when you vote at the next primary election, change it online or you may fill out a affiliation change form and mail to our office: Boise County Elections, PO Box 1300, Idaho City, ID 83631.

Voting Identification Requirements

Voting Identification Requirements will change July 1, 2023.  Absent from the current list will be student ID cards.  However, Idaho Code 49-2444(22) will require ITD to issue free ID cards.  Electors can use these free ID cards to both register to vote and to vote at the polls.

 2024 Election Calendar
(This edition of the 2024 Election Calendar may be updated due to changes made during the 2023 session of the Idaho Legislature.)

The County Clerk is the Chief Registration Official for the County and is in charge of all Federal, State, Taxing District Elections and Boise County Elections. The four (4) election dates per year are:

  • March Election has been eliminated  as of March 31, 2023. Per 2023 Legislative House Bill 292
  • The 3rd Tuesday in May (primary election and/or taxing districts elections).
  • The last Tuesday in August (school bond or levy).
  • The Tuesday following the 1st Monday in November (general election and/or taxing districts elections).
  • and/or Special Emergency Election.

If you request an absentee ballot for a full year of voting, you must submit a new request every year even though you will always be voting absentee.

To request an absentee ballot the online process is the quickest and easiest way. Use this link Secretary of State/Voting Registration . Though if you choose to fill out a  paper application, the entire absentee application must be filled out, including phone number and fax to 208-392-4473, Attn:  Elections or bring to the Clerk’s office at 420 Main St., Idaho City.  Mail absentee ballot requests must be received no later than eleven (11) days prior to an election by 5 p.m. You cannot physically take any ballots out of the County Office.

Campaign Finance User Guide 2024

Campaign Finance Filing

Candidates filing for County office positions do so in the Clerks Office at 420 Main St., Idaho City.  Please see the above Campaign Finance Filing link for the required financial reporting and Sunshine Law.

The following locations can help you register to vote prior to the deadline for the election. The County Clerk’s Office, 420 Main St., Idaho City, ID and          Horseshoe Bend Courthouse – 383 Hwy 55, Horseshoe Bend, ID
Election Day registration is available.

Voting Guide for Young Voters


Garden Valley Precinct #30
Garden Valley High School Gymnasium
1053 Banks Lowman Road
Garden Valley, Idaho 83622

Horseshoe Bend Precinct #40
Mutual Improvement Club (Formally known as the Ladies’ Auxiliary Building)
121 W. Boise St.
Horseshoe Bend, Idaho 83629

Idaho City Precinct #50
Boise County Courthouse
419 Main Street
Idaho City, Idaho 83631

Lowman Precinct #60
Lowman Emergency Services
8000 Hwy 21 – Station #80
Lowman, Idaho 83637

Mores Creek Precinct #70
Wilderness Ranch Fire Station
7 Wilderness Way
Boise, Idaho 83716

Placerville Precinct #80
Centerville Fire Station
115 Grimes Pass Rd.
Centerville, Idaho 83631

Absentee Voting
Boise County Recorder’s Office
420 Main Street
Idaho City, Idaho

Boise County is a paper ballot county. Sample Ballots are available at the Clerks Office prior to the election date. The Election Department produces poll books and maintains an up-to date list of registered voters, as well as voting history. Candidates filing for County office positions do so in the Clerks Office at 420 Main St., Idaho City. Required financial disclosure reports are filed there also.

Each polling place has a ballot marking device which can assist disabled voters in marking their ballot on Election Day.


34-104. “Qualified elector” defined. “Qualified elector” means any person who is eighteen (18) years of age, is a United States citizen and who has resided in this state and in the county at least thirty (30) days preceding the election in which he/she desires to vote, and who is registered as required by law.

34-107. “Residence” defined. (1)”Residence”, for voting purposes, shall be the principal or primary home or place of abode of a person. Principal or primary home or place of abode is that home or place in which his habitation is fixed and to which a person, whenever he is absent, has the present intention of returning after a departure or absence therefrom, regardless of the duration of absence.

(2)In determining what is a principal place of abode of a person, the following circumstances relating to such person may be taken into account; business pursuits, employment, income sources, residence for income or other tax pursuits, residence of parents, spouse and children, if any, leaseholds, situs of personal and real property, situs of residence for which the exemption in Section 63-602G, Idaho Code, is filed and motor vehicle registration.

(3)A qualified elector who has left his home and gone into another state or territory or county of this state for a temporary purpose only shall not be considered to have lost his residence.

(4)A qualified elector shall not be considered to have gained a residence in any county or city of this state into which he come for temporary purposes only, without the intention of making it his home but with the intention of leaving it when he as accomplished the purpose that brought him there.

(5)If a qualified elector moves to another state or to any of the other territories, with the intention of making it his permanent home, he shall be considered to have lost his residency in this state.

Current & Prior Election Results

2023 Election Results

Official General Election November 7, 2023 Results

Official March 14, 2023 Election Results

2022 Election Results

Official November 8, 2022 Election Results
Official May 17th, 2022 Election Results

2021 Election Results
November 2, 2021 Consolidated Election Results
FE Official Results 11-2-2021 Election 11092021
Official March 9, 2021 Election Results
Official Abstract-Canvass March 9, 2021 Election Results

General Election Official Results and Canvas
May 19, 2020 Primary Election
Official Abstract Results March 10, 2020 Election

Official Abstract Results November 5, 2019 Elections
Official Abstract Results March 12, 2019 GV & HSB Levy Elections

Official Abstract Results November 6, 2018 General & Special Elections
Official Abstract Results May 15, 2018 Primary & Special Elections
Unofficial Abstract Results March 13, 2018 Basin SD Levy Election

Official Abstract Results November 7, 2017 Election Canvass
5/16/17 Basin School District Trustee Election Official Abstract
3/14/17 Horseshoe Bend Levy Election Official Abstract

Official Abstract Canvass November 8th, 2016
Official Final Results May 2016 Primary
March 2016 Official Election Canvas

November 3, 2015 Election Results
May 2015 Election Results
2015 Horseshoe Bend Election Results

2014 General Election final results
2014 Primary Election final results
2014 Garden Valley March 11th Election results

2013 Nov. 5th Election results
2013 March 13th HSB Levy results

2012 Primary Boise County Special Election
2012 Primary Election Results
2021 General Election Results

2011 Nov. 8 Election Results
2011 Aug. 30, GVSD Election Results
2011 May 17, Election Results
2011 March 8, GVSD Election Results

2010 General Election Results
2010 Primary Election Results
2010 Primary Boise Basin Rec District Election Results

2008 General Election Results
2008 Primary Election Results

Forms To Download

Special District Candidate Filing Info

Special District Candidate Filing Guidelines

Special District Petition of Candidacy

Special District-Completing of Petition of Candidacy

Special District Declaration of Candidacy

Special District-Completing Declaration of Candidacy

Boise County Republican Central Committee

Boise County Democratic Committee

Boise County Precinct Map

Commissioner Districts 2022 – Hwy 21 detail

Commissioner Districts 2022 – Wilderness Ranch detail

Legislative District Commission Plan L03

Commissioner Districts 2022

Party Affiliation Change Form