How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Idaho

Register By

February 14 (Friday)

Same-Day Registration Idaho has Same-Day Registration on March 10 An “unaffiliated “ voter may affiliate with a political party by filing a signed form with the County Clerk up to and including Election Day.

Primary On

March 10 (Tuesday)

Idaho Primary: March 10, 2020

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Idaho Voter Information

Get Registered

Idaho has semi-open primaries — Idahoans registered as a republican cannot vote for Bernie Sanders!

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

In Idaho, you must be affiliated as a democrat by January 3, 2020, which is before the registration deadline!

Idaho has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on March 10, 2020 An “unaffiliated “ voter may affiliate with a political party by filing a signed form with the County Clerk up to and including Election Day.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 8:00AM – 8:00PM.
Find your polling place here: https://apps.idahovotes.gov/YourPollingPlace/WhereDoIVote.aspx

Idaho also provides for Election Day registration. To register on Election Day, bring a document with a valid address in your precinct and photo identification when you go to your polling place. Students of a post-secondary education institution may use student photo identification and a fee statement with an address in the precinct from their school to register on Election Day.

An “unaffiliated “ voter may affiliate with a political party by filing a signed form with the County Clerk up to and including Election Day.

Qualified electors in Idaho can vote by absentee ballot and return their ballot by mail or personal delivery. You may request a ballot in writing from your County Clerk, by submitting your name, residence address in Idaho, and the mailing address where you want your ballot mailed. You must personally sign your application. Mail or deliver your application to your County Clerk no later than eleven (11) days before the election. You will receive an absentee ballot in the mail. Your ballot must be returned to the County Clerk by 8:00 P.M. on Election Day.

Check out the Official 2020 Elections Calendar here: https://sos.idaho.gov/elect/Calendar/2020.html

Check out the Official Idaho Election Voter Guide: https://idahovotes.gov/media/Citizens_Guide_to_Participation_English.pdf

Id Requirement

A registered voter must either present a photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit.
More info here: https://idahovotes.gov/identification-requirements/

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Idaho! Idahoans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 10 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Idaho begins February 24 and ends on March 6.

February 24 is the first day to begin Early Voting for the March 10 Presidential Primary election for those counties who elect to conduct Early Voting.

March 6 is the Last day for Early Voting until 5:00 p.m. for the March 10 Presidential Primary election at the Early Voting polling place.

Qualified electors may vote in person before Election Day at an early voting site. Contact your County Clerk for the dates, times and location of early voting in your county. Most counties use the county courthouse or elections office for early voting. Early voting ends in all counties at 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before Election Day.

March 10th is the last day to hand in absentee ballots in-person.

More info on mail-in, and absentee voting here: https://idahovotes.gov/absentee-voter-information/

Only 17?

You may still vote in Idaho's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Idaho

Idaho has 25 delegates

  • 13 district
  • 4 at large
  • 3 Pledged PLEOs
  • 5 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Evangeline M. Beechler, Susan S. Eastlake, Paulette Jordan, Jesse Maldonado, Jerry C. Shriner

Important dates:

Primary: March 10, 2020

County Caucus: April 4, 2020

Deadline to file to become a District Delegate: June 5, 2020 8pm

Deadline to file to become an At Large or PLEO Delegate: June 6, 2020 Noon

State Convention: June 6, 2020

Idaho Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (13) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • The April 4, 2020 Idaho County Caucus  1:00p PDT / 2:00p MDT choose delegates to the Idaho State Democratic Convention. These State delegates choose the District Delegates.
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the April 4, 2020 county caucus in your district. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the caucus in their county.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 5, 2020  to become a district Delegate. Election at the County Caucus is not required.
  • Forms are available and can be submitted at idahodems.org/2020delegate or mailed to Idaho Democratic Party, 812 Franklin St, Boise, ID 83702.
  • District Delegates are elected June 6, 2020 at the State Convention

At Large Delegates (4) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 6, 2020.
  • Form is available and can be submitted at idahodems.org/2020delegate or mailed to Idaho Democratic Party, 812 Franklin St, Boise, ID 83702.
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Idaho’s National Convention Delegates at the Boise Centre on June 6, 2020 between 2:00-6:00 pm MT at the State Convention,  Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St, Boise, ID 83702.

PLEO Delegates (3)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 6, 2020.
  • Form is available and can be submitted at idahodems.org/2020delegate or mailed to Idaho Democratic Party, 812 Franklin St, Boise, ID 83702.
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Idaho’s National Convention Delegates at the Boise Centre on June 6, 2020 between 2:30-6:00 pm MT at the State Convention, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St, Boise, ID 83702.

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Idaho’s National Convention Delegates on June 7, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair on June 7, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Idaho Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Idaho you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/Idaho4Sanders

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