Idaho law provides for absentee voting for registered voters.
Voters who wish to vote early, or will be unable to vote at their precinct in the upcoming elections, may vote by mail or at the Cassia County Clerk’s Office. Deadline for our office to receive request for absentee ballot/mail is Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Idaho Code 34-1002.
You may vote in person from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Cassia County Courthouse, 1459 Overland Avenue, Burley, Idaho, up to Friday, May 12, 2017.
Those wishing to vote absentee by mail must first submit an Application for Absent Elector's Ballot form or request by letter including your name, home address, and address you want the ballot to be mailed to.
All parties requesting a ballot form must sign the letter of request. The completed application can be delivered by mail, or in person, no later than Friday, May 5, 2017 to:
Cassia County Election Department
Cassia County Courthouse
1459 Overland Avenue Room 105
Burley, ID 83318
The absentee ballots must be received in the Clerk’s Office by 8:00 pm on election day.
Absentee Registration and/or Application for Absentee Ballot must be applied for by the Applicant to the County Clerk in the County in which the elector's Idaho residence is.
Mail-In Voter Registration card:
- can be requested from the Clerk's office
Application for an absentee ballot: (you must be registered to vote in Idaho to request an absentee ballot)
- can be requested from Clerk's office
- print from our web site (form provided in .pdf format)
- or by submitting a written request with the required information (name of elector, residence address in Idaho and mailing address to which such registration or ballot is to be forwarded) signed by the applicant
34-104. "Qualified elector" defined. "Qualified elector" means any person who is eighteen (18) years of age, is a United States citizen and who has resided in this state and in the county at least thirty (30) days next preceding the election at which he desires to vote, and who is registered as required by law.
34-107. "Residence" defined. (1)"Residence," for voting purposes, shall be the principal or primary home or place of abode of a person. Principal or primary home or place of abode is that home or place in which his habitation is fixed and to which a person, whenever he is absent, has the present intention of returning after a departure or absence therefrom, regardless of the duration of absence.
(2) In determining what is a principal or primary place of abode of a person the following circumstances relating to such person may be taken into account: business pursuits, employment, income sources, residence for income or other tax pursuits, residence of parents, spouse, and children, if any, leaseholds, situs of personal and real property, situs of residence for which the exemption in section 63-602G, Idaho Code, is filed, and motor vehicle registration.
(3) A qualified elector who has left his home and gone into another state or territory or county of this state for a temporary purpose only shall not be considered to have lost his residence.
(4) A qualified elector shall not be considered to have gained a residence in any county or city of this state into which he comes for temporary purposes only, without the intention of making it his home but with the intention of leaving it when he has accomplished the purpose that brought him there.
(5) If a qualified elector moves to another state, or to any of the other territories, with the intention of making it his permanent home, he shall be considered to have lost his residence in this state.