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Your 2023 Boise Voter Guide

Natalia Aldana
Natalia Aldana
Posted on October 26
You can request an absentee ballot online through Friday, and early voting is available through Nov. 3. (Getty)

You can request an absentee ballot online through Friday, and early voting is available through Nov. 3. (Getty)

The election on Tuesday, Nov. 7 is fast approaching. If you’re a new voter, haven’t voted in a while, or could just use some guidance on this exciting and hectic day, here’s a guide on how and where to vote in the Treasure Valley:

👍 How to Vote

Can’t remember if you’re registered to vote? Confirm if you’re registered in Idaho, here.

If you’re not currently registered to vote, don’t fret: You can register to vote on election day at your polling location by providing proof of residency and a valid state ID or driver’s license.

☑️ How to Vote In-Person

Find your polling location, here. The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election day. Be sure to bring your driver’s license or state ID with you.

If you requested an absentee ballot but decide you want to vote in person instead (because the stickers are amazing, obviously), remember to bring your mail-in ballot to surrender it at the polling location. Then you’ll receive a regular ballot.

⏰ How to Vote Early

Early voting is available in both Ada and Canyon counties until Friday, Nov. 3. In Ada County, you can complete early voting at the following locations, regardless of your address, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Boise City Hall
  • Meridian City Hall
  • Eagle Public Library
  • Ada County Elections

Interested in trying out a Mobile Voting Unit? You can do so at the following locations:

  • Garden City Library, Oct. 27 and Oct. 30
  • Library! at Bown Crossing, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
  • Kuna Library, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3

📮 How to Vote with an Absentee Ballot

You can request an absentee ballot on the VoteIdaho.Gov website until Friday, Oct. 27 by 5 p.m. In order to qualify, you have to be a registered voter, have an Idaho driver’s license or state ID, and a social security number.

In Ada County, you can drop off your absentee ballots at drop boxes at the following monitored locations:

  • Ada County Elections
  • Meridian City Hall
  • Boise City Hall
  • Eagle City Hall
  • Kuna City Hall
  • Star City Hall

You can also return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or online. And, you can sign up to track your absentee ballot on the Secretary of State's website.

🗳️ What’s on the Ballot in Ada County?

  • Mayor, Boise
  • City Council, Boise, Districts 1 - 5
  • Ada County Jail Bond
  • Mayor, Eagle
  • City Council, Garden City
  • Mayor, Kuna
  • City Council, Kuna
  • Mayor, Star
  • City Council, Star, Seats 1 and 2
  • Mayor, Meridian
  • City Council, Meridian Districts 2, 3, 5
  • School District Trustee, West Ada, Zones 2, 4, 5

🗳️ What’s on the Ballot in Canyon County?

  • Caldwell City Council, Seats 4 - 6
  • Caldwell Fire Bond
  • Mayor, Middleton
  • Middleton City Council
  • Middleton Sale of Liquor by the Drink
  • Middleton School District Levy
  • Nampa City Council, Seats 2, 4, 6

➕ For more election information, check out VoteIdaho.Gov, Vote411.Org, and the City of Boise website.

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