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Early Voting

Ada County provides voters with opportunities to cast their ballot before Election Day, either by voting during the early voting period or requesting an absentee ballot and voting by mail. This allows voters to participate in the election process, even if they are not present during Election Day.

How to Vote Absentee by Mail:

Request a ballot. If you would like to vote absentee, you will need to complete the absentee ballot request form. Your request is valid for the calendar year. You can complete the online form, or download and return the paper form to us by mail, fax, email or visiting our office. Please note, you must request your ballot at least 11-days prior to the election by mail, fax or email. Please allow seven to 10 days to process your request.

  • Complete your ballot. Take the time to completely fill out your ballot.
  • Return your ballot to Ada County Elections. Once you are done voting, you need to return your ballot to us. You can return your ballot by mail or return it to one of our drop box locations. All ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Ballot Drop Box Locations

Drop boxes are available for ballot deposit 24/7 and are monitored by camera. Drop boxes are not drive-up accessible.

Ada County Elections
400 N Benjamin Ln, Ste 100
Boise, ID 83704

Eagle City Hall
660 E Civic Ln
Eagle, ID 83616

Meridian City Hall
33 E Broadway Ave
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Kuna City Hall
751 W 4th St
Kuna, ID 83634

Boise City Hall
150 N Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702

Learn more about the absentee ballot process and the measures we have in place to safeguard your vote.

Early Voting

In Ada County, ahead of each election, we have several early voting locations. Voters may choose to cast their ballot at any of the available locations, regardless of where they live in the county. Early voting locations typically open 15 to 22-days prior to the election and close four-days before the election.

Mobile Voting Center

Ada County Elections has created a mobile voting center in order to bring the vote to the people. The mobile voting center is part of early voting and is designed to make voting even easier for residents. The mobile voting center visits high traffic areas within Ada County and prints ballots on demand for any voter that wants to cast their ballot ahead of the upcoming election.