Regardless of your political leanings, or support (or opposition) of individual candidates, the first step in participating in the electoral process is making sure that you’re registered to vote. And if you’re not, you only have a few days left to change that.
A few registration reminders from the Idaho Votes website:
Who needs to register?
Any eligible person who wishes to vote in Idaho and who has never voted here or who has changed name or address since last registering needs to register.
Once I register, do I need to register again for the next election?
Registration is permanent as long as you vote at least once every four years in a primary or general election, and do not move. You need to re-register if you change your address or name.
Can I register to vote by mail?
Yes, but the mail application must be postmarked at least 25 days prior to the election.
That last question means that voter registration information must be postmarked by (or before) October 8th this year. Yes, you can register to vote at your polling place, but given the turnout that most are expecting for this year’s election, you could save yourself a lot of time by taking care of registration in advance.
The Idaho Votes website has a Voter Registration Form available on their website, and it only take a few moments to complete, print and mail.
And with that, we’ll now return to our regularly scheduled programming.