wishing to vote absentee by mail must first submit an Application
for Absent Elector's Ballot form
or request by letter including your name, home address, and address
you want the ballot to be mailed to.
parties requesting a ballot form must sign the letter of request.
The completed application can be delivered by mail, or in person, to
Gem County Clerk’s Office, Gem County Courthouse, Room 202, 415 E.
Main Street, Emmett, ID 83617, or faxed to (208)365-7795
The absentee ballots must be received in the Clerk’s Office by
8:00pm on election day.
Absentee Registration and/or Application for Absentee Ballot must be
applied for by the Applicant to the
County Clerk in
the County in which the elector's Idaho residence is.
Mail-In Voter Registration card:
Application for an absentee ballot: (you must be registered
to vote in Idaho to request an absentee ballot)
can be requested from Clerk's office
print from our web site
(form provided in
by submitting a written request with the required information
(name of elector, residence address in Idaho and mailing address
to which such registration or ballot is to be forwarded) signed by
34-104. "Qualified elector" defined. "Qualified elector" means any
person who is eighteen (18) years of age, is a United States citizen
and who has resided in this state and in the county at least thirty
(30) days next preceding the election at which he desires to vote,
and who is registered as required by law.
34-107. "Residence" defined. (1)"Residence," for voting purposes,
shall be the principal or primary home or place of abode of a
person. Principal or primary home or place of abode is that home or
place in which his habitation is fixed and to which a person,
whenever he is absent, has the present intention of returning after
a departure or absence there from, regardless of the duration of
In determining what is a principal or primary place of abode of a
person the following circumstances relating to such person may be
taken into account: business pursuits, employment, income sources,
residence for income or other tax pursuits, residence of parents,
spouse, and children, if any, leaseholds, situs of personal and real
property, situs of residence for which the exemption in section
63-602G, Idaho Code, is filed, and motor vehicle registration.
qualified elector who has left his home and gone into another state
or territory or county of this state for a temporary purpose only
shall not be considered to have lost his residence.
qualified elector shall not be considered to have gained a residence
in any county or city of this state into which he comes for
temporary purposes only, without the intention of making it his home
but with the intention of leaving it when he has accomplished the
purpose that brought him there.
If a qualified elector moves to another state, or to any of the
other territories, with the intention of making it his permanent
home, he shall be considered to have lost his residence in this