Idaho law provides for absentee voting for registered voters.
If you are registered to vote in Cassia County, please complete and submit the following:
You may also make a written request for an Absentee Ballot. Include the following:
- Full name
- Home address
- Mailing address (ballot will be mailed to this address)
- Written request must be signed by applicant
Request for Absentee Ballot must be received by the Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 11th day preceding Election Day (Idaho Code § 34-1002)
Alternatively, please mail, fax, or present your completed Application for Absentee Ballot to:
Cassia County Election Department
Cassia County Courthouse
1459 Overland Ave, Room 105
Burley, ID 83318
(208) 878-8825 (fax) **you must verbally verify the fax has been received
Absentee Registration and/or Application for Absentee Ballot must be applied for by the Applicant to the County Clerk of the elector's legal residence.
A Mail-In Voter Registration card can be requested from the Clerk's office
Important Idaho Statutory Requirements
Idaho Code § 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.
Idaho Code § 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) If a person claims an exemption under section 63-602G, Idaho Code, then the homestead for which the exemption is claimed shall be the person’s residence for voting purposes. If no such exemption is claimed, then in determining the 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, 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.