Be sure you’re registered to vote! It’s our fundamental right – and duty – as citizens!
The primary election date for Idaho’s state and local offices is Tuesday, May 19, 2020. That’s not to be confused the March 10 presidential primary!
We have three county commissioner districts in Bonner County, with staggered terms. This year Districts 1 and 2 are up for election. Although candidates must live in the district for which they are running, all county voters will vote on the commissioners in all districts. The map at right shows our commission districts … but whether you live in Sagle, Priest Lake or Clark Fork, Butch needs your vote!
Here are key dates for the 2020 Idaho Primary Election.
March 13: Political Party Affiliation. Last day voters can change political party affiliation (with the county clerk) or become “unaffiliated” before the May 19 primary.
April 24: Preregistration Deadline. Voter registrations must be received by the county clerk for the May 19 primary. Voters may still register or, if they are registered as unaffiliated, declare a party affiliation on Election Day at the polls.
May 4: Early Voting Begins. You may vote at the County Elections Office, up to May 15.
May 8: Absentee Ballot Application Deadline. Applications must be received by the county clerk by 5 p.m. for the May 19 primary.
May 15: In-Person Absentee/Early Voting Ends. You must vote by 5 p.m. at the county Elections Office, or wait until Election Day.
May 19: Election Day. Vote at the polling place for your precinct, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Idaho Voter Eligibility Requirements. To vote in Idaho you must be at least 18 years old on Election Day, a U.S. citizen, a resident of the county and/or city in which you vote for at least 30 days, and registered to vote. You must show an acceptable form of picture ID at the polls. If you miss the voter registration deadline, you may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day with proof of residence and a photo ID.
Here are some excellent resources at IdahoVotes.gov:
Idaho Votes: Use these links to the Idaho Secretary of State’s official voting info site for details on voter registration and how to vote, at IdahoVotes.gov.
– Check to see you’re registered: Am I Registered?
– Not registered? Do it right now: Register Online
– Find where you vote on Election Day: Where Do I Vote?
Polling locations: View the compiled list of Bonner County 2020 precincts and polling locations.
Precinct map: See color-coded location of voting precincts in Bonner County on the enlargeable Voter Precinct Map.
Bonner County Elections: Click for the Bonner County Clerk’s. County Elections page.
Idaho Legislators. Click to find contact information for our District 1 and District 7 legislators for Bonner-Boundary counties, on the Idaho Legislature’s Who’s My Legislator page.
Bonner County. Contact county officials on the Bonner County website; browse menu for Commissioners, County Clerk, Treasurer and others.
City of Sandpoint. Mayor and council contacts on City of Sandpoint website.
City of Ponderay. Mayor and council contacts on City of Ponderay website.
City of Priest River. Contact mayor and council on City of Priest River site.