When you go to cast your ballot, you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. The information on this page will help make sure you’re prepared and ready when it is time to vote.
Get Ready to Vote
- Register to Vote. You can save time and register to vote before election day online or register at your voting place when you go to cast your ballot. If your address has changed since the last election, take the time to update your voter registration.
- Find Where you Vote. Don’t wait until Election Day to figure out where you need to go to vote. Our online tool makes it easy to figure out where you need to go. Keep in mind polling places can change election to election, so it never hurts to double check.
- When to Vote. During an election, voters in Ada County can vote between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you know you will be unable to vote during this period of time on Election Day, consider early voting. If you requested an absentee ballot, it must be received by the Elections Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
- Bring your ID. In Idaho, you will need to bring a state issued ID, tribal card, U.S. passport or current student ID with you to vote. If you forget your photo ID, you will be allowed to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit, if you are already a registered voter.
- Ask for Help. If you have questions on Election Day, speak with a poll worker. They are there to help you.
Voters with Disabilities
Ada County Elections is committed to making voting accessible for all its residents. If you have a disability, difficulty standing in line or accessing your polling place, you may ask a poll worker for curbside voting. In this case, your ballot will be brought to you, so you can vote outside the polling place or in your car.
There are also other accommodations you can receive in order to make sure voting is accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit our Voters with Disabilities page.