Eye On Boise

Absentee voting deadlines coming up this week

Wednesday is the last day to submit an application for a mail-in absentee ballot for the May 20 primary election, Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa reminded voters today, and Friday is the last day for in-person absentee voting. Voters have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to request a mail-in absentee ballot from their local county clerk; those ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Ysursa is also reminding voters that their party affiliation determines which ballot they’ll be able to vote; only registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters who affiliate as Republicans at the polls (or when they request their absentee ballot) will be allowed to vote in the GOP primary. Anyone, regardless of their affiliation, is allowed to vote in the Democratic primary. All voters also will receive non-partisan ballots for judicial races, including a contested Idaho Supreme Court race. You can read Ysursa’s full announcement here.




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