Can’t vote in-person on election day? You have options!

Absentee Ballot Information

Voting by Absentee ballot is the safest and best way to vote.  You must apply every year, but when you do you will receive your ballot in the mail 3 – 4 weeks prior to each election.  That gives everyone plenty of time to research the candidates.  Please note that postage to return your ballot is greater than the standard Forever Stamp.  To be safe, use 2 forever stamps on your return envelope.  Follow the instructions carefully and be sure to sign the back of the envelope. You may also return it in person to the Elections Office from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  The deadline to have your ballot received at the Elections Office is 8 pm on Election Day.

How To Apply:

Online Application – Have your Driver’s License handy and complete the application online in just 5 minutes.  You must apply for a new absentee ballot once each year.  We suggest doing this in January every year so that you won’t miss any elections.

Bonner County Elections
1500 Hwy 2 Ste 124
Sandpoint ID 83864-1794


Bonner County Early Voting 

  • Starts 2 weeks prior to every election.
  • When: Monday-Friday | 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Location: Bonner County Building (Hwy 2 and Division, First Floor Elections Office, Suite 124)
  • Bring your ID and proof of address  (utility bill with your new address on it) if you have moved since you voted last.

Helpful Links

Bonner County Clerk’s Election Page
Voter registration, precincts and polling places, absentee ballot application, election results, county candidate information

What Precinct Am I in?
Find out if you are registered and where to vote.

Idaho Secretary of State
Elections, campaign disclosure and lobbyists page – information for running for non-county-related offices (Idaho legislature, state and federal offices)

Sandpoint Online Election Central
Features the most comprehensive information about elections and candidates. Also has historical data.

Personal Identification is Required to Vote in Idaho

Poll Worker Information