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Idaho Election Calendar 2023

| October 21, 2023 1:00 AM

2023 Idaho Election Calendar

Sept. 8

Nonpartisan Candidate Filing Deadline: Petitions must be filed by 5 p.m. - with the clerk of the political subdivision - to nominate political subdivision candidates- for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-1404 and §50- 410, Idaho Code]

Sept. 8

City Nonpartisan Write-In Candidates: Deadline for write-in candidates for city offices to file a declaration of intent with clerk of the political subdivision for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-702A, Idaho Code]

Sept. 15

Nonpartisan Nominee Certification: Deadline for the clerk of the political subdivision to certify nominees - to be placed on the ballot- for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-1404, Idaho Code]

Sept. 15

Nonpartisan Write-In Candidates: Deadline for write-in candidates to file a declaration of intent with clerk of the political subdivision for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-1407, Idaho Code]

Sept. 18

Ballot Question Submission Deadline: Political subdivisions must submit ballot language (to the county clerk) for any bond, levy, initiative, referendum, or other question - to be placed on the ballot - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-106, Idaho Code]

Sept. 22

Nonpartisan Candidate Withdrawal Deadline: Last day nonpartisan candidates can withdraw from the Nov. 7 election. [§34-1405A, Idaho Code]

Sept. 22

Recall Notification Deadline: Political subdivisions must notify the county clerk if a recall election is ordered - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-106(9), Idaho Code]

Sept. 22

Absentee Ballot Delivery Witnesses: Deadline for political parties to supply names of witnesses (if desired) to accompany the clerk in the personal delivery of an absentee ballot for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-1003 (5), Idaho Code]

Sept. 25

Early Voting Security Plan: Deadline for county clerks to submit their ballot security plan to the secretary of state. (*NOTE: The Early Voting Security Plan must be submitted at least 30 days prior to implementing and early voting plan. If a plan was submitted and approved earlier in the year, and has not changed, it need not be resubmitted.) [§34-1013, Idaho Code]

Sept. 25

Voting Procedure Modifications: Deadline for county clerks to submit their plans to the secretary of state; if they want to modify voting procedures (for a political subdivision) - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34- 1413, Idaho Code]

Sept. 28

Recount Applications: Deadline - for supporters or opponents of a ballot measure - to apply to the county clerk for a recount of the Aug. 29 election. (*This date may vary; it must be done within 20 days of the canvass). [§34-2301, Idaho Code]

Sept. 28

Election Disputes: Deadline for electors to contest the results - of the Aug. 29 election. (*This date may vary; complaints must be filed in the proper court within 20 days of the canvass.) [§34-2008, Idaho Code]

Oct. 6

Designate Polling Places: Deadline for county commissioners to designate polling places - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-302, Idaho Code]

Mail Absentee Ballots: County clerks must mail absentee ballots - to voters who have requested absentee ballots - for the Nov. 7 election. [Secretary of State Directive 2015-1)

Oct. 13

Preregistration Deadline: Voter registrations must be received by the county clerk- for the Nov. 7 election. (Deadline is postmarked by this date for mailed paper applications, 5 p.m. for paper applications handed in to the county clerk's office, or until midnight for online applications.) [§34-408 and §34-410, Idaho Code]

Oct. 16

Mail Ballot Precincts: County clerks may begin mailing ballots to voters located in designated mail ballot precincts - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-308, Idaho Code]

Oct. 23

Early Voting Must Begin: For the Nov. 7 election in those counties that choose to conduct early voting. [§34- 1012, Idaho Code]

Oct. 24

Mail Ballot Precincts: Deadline for county clerks to complete mailing ballots to voters in designated mail ballot precincts - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-308, Idaho Code]

Oct. 26

Poll Watchers: Deadline for candidates or pro and con representatives to submit a written request (to the county clerk) for the purpose of authorizing watchers to observe at polling places - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-304, Idaho Code]

Oct. 26

Publish First Election Notification: Deadline for county clerk to publish the first notice of election - in the county's official newspaper(s) - for the Nov. 7 election. (If possible, the notice should appear in at least two newspapers published in the county. If not possible, it should be published in one newspaper published or circulated in the county.) [§34-602 and §34-1406, Idaho Code]

Oct. 27

Absentee Ballot Application Deadline: Applications must be received by the county clerk by 5 p.m. - for the Nov. 7 election. [§34-1002(7), Idaho Code]

Oct. 27
Election Register Examination: Deadline for county clerks to examine the election register, from the Aug. 29 election, and note challenges. (§34-432(1), Idaho Code]

Nov. 2

Publish Second Election Notification: Deadline for county clerk to publish the second notice of election along with a facsimile sample ballot - for the Nov. 7 election. (If possible, the notice should appear in at least two newspapers published in the county. If not possible, it should be published in one newspaper published or circulated in the county.) (§34-602 and §34-1406, Idaho Code]

Nov. 2

Emergency Absentee Ballots: County clerks may receive emergency absentee ballot applications through 5 p.m. on November 6 from those who cannot be present for voting due to hospitalization if hospitalization began after 5 p.m. on October 27. [§34-1002A, Idaho Code]

Nov. 3

In-Person Absentee/Early Voting Ends: At 5 p.m.- for the Nov. 7 election. (§34-1002(7) and §34-1012, Idaho Code]

Nov. 7

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline: Voted absentee ballots must be received - by the county clerk - by 8 p.m. for the Nov. 7 election. (§34-1005, Idaho Code]

Nov. 7

Election Day: Polling places - and the county clerk's office - to be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Qualified individuals may register and vote at their designated polling place on election day. (§34-211, §34-408A, and §34-1101, Idaho Code]

Nov. 8

Voter Registration Reopens (§34-408, Idaho Code]

Nov. 17

County Canvass: Deadline for the board of county commissioners to meet and conduct the canvass - of the Nov. 7 election. (This deadline also applies to the canvass for political subdivisions.) (§34-1205 and §34- 1410, Idaho Code]

Nov. 17

County Election Certification: Deadline for county clerks to certify the results of the Nov. 7 election to the clerk of the political subdivision(s). (*This date may vary; to be done immediately after the county canvass.) (§34-1410, Idaho Code]

Nov. 17

Election Certificates: Deadline for the clerk of the political subdivision to issue certificates of election. (*This date may vary; to be done immediately after the county canvass.) (§34-1410, Idaho Code]

Dec. 7

Recount Applications: Deadline -for candidates and supporters/opponents of a ballot measure, excluding city candidates and city or county ballot measures - to apply to the county clerk for a recount of the Nov. 7 election. Applications for a recount of city elections or county ballot measures must be filed with the Attorney General. (This date may vary; it must be done within 20 days of the county canvass.) [§34-2301, Idaho Code]

Dec. 7

Election Disputes: Deadline for electors to contest the results of the Nov. 7 election. (* This date may vary; complaints must be filed in the proper court within 20 days of the county canvass.) [§34-2008, Idaho Code]

Dec. 7

City Runoff Elections: If authorized by city ordinance, last day for a runoff city election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast if no candidate received a majority of the votes cast. (§50-612 and §50-707B, Idaho Code]

Dec. 7

2024 Election Calendar Publication Deadline: County clerks to publish the 2024 election calendar. (§34- 1405(2), Idaho Code]

Jan. 5, 2024

Election Register Examination: Deadline for county clerks to examine the election register, from the Nov. 7 election, and note challenges. (§34-4320), Idaho Code]

~Courtesy Idaho Secretary of State