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Vote by Mail

Benefits of Vote by Mail Elections

  • Keeps regular voters engaged.
  • Encourages new voter participation.
  • Centralizes and streamlines election administration.
  • Increases transparency in the election process.
  • Presents no partisan advantage.
  • Protects voters’ right to a secret ballot.
  • Uses signature verification to eliminate voting fraud.
  • Uses technology to inform voters about the status of their ballot.

You must complete, sign, and return the absentee ballot request form by mail, fax, electronic transmission, or in person to:
Ada County Elections
400 N. Benjamin Ln. Suite 100
Boise, ID 83704
Fax: 208-287-6939

**Please allow 7 – 10 days to process your request.

Overseas and Military Voting

As a U.S. citizen or military member overseas, you have the ability to receive your ballot by fax or email.

  • You need to complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) for citizens overseas.
  • You must waive your right to a secret ballot on the FPCA form.
  • Make sure you give the mail service plenty of time to return your ballots to our office.
  • Ballots must be in the office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.