Last day to pre-register to vote; early voting begins next week

Posted at 3:36 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 18:17:07-04

With today being the deadline to register online for the upcoming elections, Idahoans are making sure they get a chance to cast a vote.

According to the Ada County Elections office, Idaho passed the 1 Million registered voters today, just before 4 p.m.

If you miss today's deadline, you can register to vote in-person at your polling location on Election Day. Each polling location will have the option for voters to register.

Ada County and Canyon County will have in-person voting on Election Day and ballot drop-off locations. Absentee ballots must be received back by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Canyon County will have 21 precinct specific polling locations open on Election Day, and five of the sites will be open for non-precinct specific early voting.

The first early voting location for Canyon County is O'Connor's Field House in Caldwell. This polling location opens Tuesday, October 13th, and the other four are set to open October 19th.

Canyon County officials say they expect to have almost 600 poll workers, and if, for some reason, poll workers get sick or are unable to make it, they are confident they will not need to shut down any polling locations.

"We're not too concerned because I think if necessary, our list is long enough that we could call on someone those people that might not have needed to work this election. So, I think we have a big enough list that we will be able to open all 21 of them on Election Day," Canyon County Public Information Officer Joe Decker says.

Canyon County officials also say they have mailed out 38,000 absentee ballots already. If you requested one, expect it in your mailbox soon.

If you have any questions about your polling location or the voting process in general, visit for more information.