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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 October 13, 2017, in order to request an absentee ballot by mail for the November 7, 2017 Consolidated 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 November Consolidated Election will be October 27, 2017; however in-person absentee voting at the clerk’s office will continue until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017.

All absentee ballots must be returned to the clerk’s office at the above address, no later than 8:00 p.m. November 7, 2017, 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

For the upcoming November Consolidated Election, absentee voting will begin October 9, 2017. 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, November 3, 2017.

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

Sample ballots for the November Consolidated Election can be downloaded here


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-            Fruitland City Hall  
               200 Whitley Dr., Fruitland


-7-        Community Center (Farmers Mutual)
              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 

Voter pre-registration closes 25 days prior to an election. Regarding the November Consolidated Election voter pre-registration closes on October 13, 2017.  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, November 3, 2017, 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

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

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