Voting is the cornerstone of Democracy - ACLU Information and Voting Tips

Election Day for General Elections is Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 

Below, find helpful information and deadlines to ensure you exercise your right to vote in the 2022 General Elections.

Important Dates: 

  • October 14, 2022 – Pre-registration deadline for the November 8th election.
    • Mail-in applications must be postmarked by 10/14.
    • Applications submitted to your county clerk’s office in person must be received by 5 pm.
    • Online applications must be submitted by midnight.
      *Note: You can still register to vote in person during the county’s early voting period, and on Election Day (November 8th).   
  • October 24, 2022 – Early voting begins for counties that choose to conduct early voting. 
  • October 28, 2022 – Last day an absentee ballot (mail-in ballot) application can be submitted to your county clerk. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm.  
  • November 4, 2022 – Last day for in-person absentee/early voting in your county. Ballots must be revieced by 5:00 pm.
  • November 8, 2022– Election Day. Polling places and county clerk's offices are open 8:00 am-8:00pm  


Quick Tips for Voters

  • Check your voter registration status. 
  • Locate your polling place and note the hours of operation. 
  • Consider voting early or by absentee, if possible. 
  • If you plan to vote at the polls, go early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush. 
  • If you are in line, stay in line until you have casted your vote. 
  • If you choose to use photo identification, make sure it’s one of Idaho’s accepted forms of I.D. 
  • You can sign the Personal Identification Affidavit if you choose not to show an I.D. 
  • Read all instructions on your ballot carefully. 
  • Take your time. 

Be a Successful Voter 

Use the voter record tool on the Idaho Secretary of State’s website to find out your registration, polling location, state and local legislative districts, etc. 





Know Your Rights 

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU has put together a wealth of voter education materials to ensure you’re able to exercise your voting rights at the polls. 

The voter education materials include detailed information on voting requirements, registration, early voting, absentee voting, voting with a criminal conviction, transgender voting rights, voting for people experiencing homelessness and every election deadline for the primaries and general elections.  

Are you having issues or experiencing barriers to casting your vote? 

Contact the ACLU of Idaho Voting Rights Hotline, by phone or online: 

Stay Connected  

Keep up to date with voting information, including how to reach out Voting Rights Hotline if you experience problems while voting on or before Election Day, by following the ACLU of Idaho social media. 

Thank you to The League of Women Voters and BABEVOTE for helping us register voters at our store locations!