Frequently Asked Questions


How can I receive an absentee ballot by mail?

If you are a qualified registered voter you may request an absentee ballot in writing. Address your request to Payette County Clerk at 1130 3rd Ave. N. #104 Payette, Idaho 83661. You may also fax your written request to (208) 642-6011.  

The written request must include your name, your home street address, the county, and indicate which election you are requesting a ballot for. You must sign your request.  You cannot request ballots for another voter, i.e. spouse or children. Send your written request to: Payette County Clerk at 1130 3rd Ave. N. #104, Payette, Idaho 83661

You must be registered to vote by February 14, 2020, in order to request an absentee ballot by mail for the March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary Election.  If you are not registered by that date, your option for absentee voting will be to register at the clerk’s office at the Courthouse: 1130 3rd Ave. N. #104 Payette, Idaho 83661, and vote there at that time.

The last date for the clerk’s office to receive a request to mail out an absentee ballot for the upcoming March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary Election will be February 28, 2020; however in-person absentee voting at the clerk’s office will continue until 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020.

All absentee ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office at the above address, no later than 8:00 p.m. March 10, 2020, for your vote to count.  DO NOT deliver your absentee ballot to a precinct polling place.

I.D. is now required to vote either in person at the Clerk's office or to vote at the polls.

For further information contact the clerk’s office at (208) 642-6000.

Below you will find a link to download an Application For Absent Elector’s Ballot that you may print out and send in to the clerk’s office.

Application for Absent Elector's Ballot

When and where can I absentee vote in person?

For the upcoming March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary Election, absentee voting will be available at the clerk's office.  You may come to the clerk’s office during business hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and absentee vote in person up to 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020.

Where can I obtain a sample ballot?

Sample ballots can be obtained at the clerk's office, for a copy please call (208)642-6000.


Where is my polling place?

Below is a list of the county’s polling locations.  To determine your polling place you may contact the clerk’s office @ 642-6000.

The polling locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.


-1-      United First Methodist Church
            502 N 11th Street, Payette

 -2-       American Legion Hall
            301 S Iowa Ave, Payette

 -3-       Payette City Hall - Council Chambers
               700 Center Avenue, Payette

 -4-            Senior Citizens Hall
               137 N 8th Street, Payette


 -5-         Corpus Christi Catholic Church
                900 NW 7th Street, Fruitland

 -6-            Doug's Play Room  
               308 SW 3rd Street, Fruitland


-7-        Farmers Mutual Conference Center
              303 SW 3rd Street, Fruitland

-8-        New Plymouth Assembly of God Church
               4025 Highway 30, New Plymouth

 -9- & -10 -     First Baptist Church 
             204 East Elm Street, New Plymouth 

What is the last day I can register to vote?

Voter pre-registration closes 25 days prior to an election. Regarding the March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary Election voter pre-registration closes on February 14, 2020. However, you can register to vote on election day at your polling place.  Another option is to register and in-person absentee vote at the clerk's office prior to Friday, March 6, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., if you miss the 25-day deadline. You must have picture ID, and proof of 30-day residency such as one of the following.

    Drivers License
    Idaho ID Card
    Any document which contains a valid address in the precinct in which you live, along with a picture ID

Who can register to vote?

Anyone who is a U. S. citizen, 18 years old, and reside within this state and within the county at least 30 days prior to election at which he/she desires to vote. You are not eligible to vote if you have been convicted of a felony and your rights have not been restored.

    You need to register again if you have:

  •         Changed your name
  •         Moved to a different address
  •         Not voted within the last four years{/slider}

Where can I get a voter registration card?

You can pick up a voter registration card at the clerk’s office, or call 642-6000 to have one mailed to you.

Click here to download the Voter Registration Form