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Bannock County Elections

Prepare to Vote

Step 1: Register

Make sure you’re registered to vote.

Option 1: Register online at voteidaho.gov before April 26, 2024.

Option 2: Register when you vote at the polls or during the early voting period. Bring a photo ID card and a piece of mail with your name and physical address.

To check your voter registration, visit voteidaho.gov or call the Bannock County Elections Office at 208-236-7333.

*Note: Your party affiliation will affect what ballot you vote with in the May Primary. See below for more information.

Step 2: View the sample ballots

Discover what will be on your ballot for the upcoming election.

Enter your address using this map to determine your precinct, polling location, and the sample ballots associated with your address.

Or, you can review the sample ballots below.

For questions, call the elections office at 208-236-7333.

Constitution Party Sample Ballots

Democratic Party Sample Ballots

Libertarian Party Sample Ballots

Non-Partisan Sample Ballots*

Republican Party Sample Ballots

*Non-partisan ballots will only have judicial candidates and ballot measures.

Step 3: Make a voting plan

Option 1: Vote on Election Day

Determine whether you will be able to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Then, find where your polling place is located by using this chart or our interactive map.

*Note: Voters cannot cast ballots in the Elections Office on Election Day. Voters must cast ballots at their assigned polling place.

Option 2: Vote Early

If you cannot vote on Election Day, early voting is available.

When: April 22 through May 17

Where: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: 141 North 6th Avenue, Map it

Option 3: Vote Absentee

Voters who are unable or unwilling to vote in person can vote by mail. To vote by mail, you must request an absentee ballot. Idaho does not issue absentee ballots unless requested.

Request an absentee ballot on idahovotes.gov by Friday, May 10, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Submit your absentee ballot:

  • Return by mail
  • Return to the collection box at Elections Office – 141 North 6th Avenue,

Absentee ballots must be received by the Bannock County Elections Office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Who can I vote for in the 2024 Primary Election?

For the Primary Election, voters will be able to vote for candidates to represent their party in the General Election for state and local offices. Presidential candidates will be decided via caucuses, not the Primary Election.

Voters’ party affiliation will determine which ballot they can vote with for the Primary Election. Click here to see what ballot you can vote with based on your voter affiliation.

Read more about Primary Elections and Party Affiliation here.

Upcoming Election Information

2024 Presidential Caucuses

The Idaho Republican and Democratic Parties are holding caucuses to decide their presidential nominee. These caucuses are being conducted by the parties, not county election offices.

Republican Caucus: March 2, 2024 – idahorepublicancaucus.com

Democratic Caucus: May 23, 2024 – idahodems.org – for more information, contact the Bannock County Democratic Chair Ann Swanson at bannockdemocrats@gmail.com or (208) 234-8908

Read more about caucuses here. 

Running for Office in Bannock County

How to run for office

To become an official candidate on the ballot, you must

  • be a registered voter in your district, and;
  • meet the qualifications of the office, and;
  • formally declare your candidacy

To declare your candidacy, download the appropriate filing form and return the completed original form to the Bannock County Elections Office, 141 N 6th Avenue in Pocatello. Our office has notary services available for filings.

For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s frequently asked questions page for candidates. 

Filing for State & Federal Offices

To file for a State, Federal, or Presidential Office, visit the Idaho Secretary of State’s page here.

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Filing for Local Offices

❗️The candidate filing period for the May Primary ends March 15

* All individuals who run as write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent no later than 5:00 pm on March 22nd, 2024.

Click the link to download candidate filing forms (forms are also available to pick up at the Elections Office)

2024 Magistrate Judge (4-year term) – filing due Aug. 7

New 2022-2023 Precinct Boundaries

Precinct boundaries have changed with redistricting! Before filing for precinct committeeman, look up your address and new precinct number using our Elections Kiosk Map.

Work with Elections

We Depend on our Poll Workers

Poll workers play a key role in Election Day tasks and make it possible for us to make the voting process a positive experience for our community. Poll workers may issue ballots, verify names and addresses, register voters, distribute “I Voted” stickers, and assist voters.

Requirements

If you would like to become a poll worker in Bannock County, you must meet the following requirements:

  •  Be a citizen of the United States
  •  Be at least 16 years old
  •  Attend mandatory training
  •  Ability to read and write in English
  •  Be able to lift 20 lbs.
  •  Ability to follow detailed instructions
  •  Remain politically neutral while serving at the polls
What to know before working at the polls:
  • Election Day is a 14-hour+ day, depending on the election. All poll workers must arrive at their assigned voting precinct by 7 a.m. and remain at the polling place until the polls close and the location is cleaned up, which is typically around 9 p.m.
  • Poll workers are responsible for bringing their own meals. Make sure you bring enough food to last you the entire day.
  • Elections are very important, and even a small error can have significant consequences in the election process. We ask all poll workers to pay special attention to detail in their work.
  • Poll workers must remain politically neutral while working at the polling place.
  • Poll workers must provide their own transportation to and from their assigned polling place.
  • Poll workers are expected to help prepare the voting area by setting up tables and chairs.
  • Polling places can be busy during peak times. At times, there may even be lines to vote. This can sometimes cause stressful situations for our poll workers who have to deal with impatient voters.
  • Finally, we encourage each of our poll workers to request an absentee ballot to vote or vote early.

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Election Security

Ballot Counting Machines

Before every election, the Bannock County Elections Office re-certifies the ballot tabulation machines (ballot-counting machines). During this event, volunteers from the Bannock County Republicans, Bannock County Democrats, and the League of Women Voters certify that the machines are working properly and counting accurately.

The below video was recorded on May 13, 2022, in advance of the May 2022 Primary Election.

About Our Equipment

Bannock County partners with Election Systems and Software (ES&S) for our ballot tabulation machines (ballot-counting machines) and our ADA-compliant voting machines. ES&S is one of only two voting systems certified by the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.

Certified Voting Systems Report from ISOS

Election Security FAQs

ES&S Security FAQs

ES&S “Security Management Practices” Fact Sheet

ES&S “7 Major Steps to Securing Elections”

ES&S “Product Testing” Fact Sheet

ES&S “Supply Chain Assurance” Info

ADA Voting Machines

Bannock County uses the ES&S ExpressVote machines, which are ADA compliant for voters with visual and phsyical impairments. The video below explains how to use the machines.

ExpressVote machine security fact sheet

 

Helpful Information and Links

Physical Address

141 North 6th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
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Open Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact

Mailing Address

For registrations and absentee requests:
Bannock County Elections Office
PO Box 4489
Pocatello, Idaho 83205

Vote Idaho

Visit voteidaho.gov to:

  • Register to Vote Online
  • Find out if you’re registered
  • Request a ballot by mail
  • Track the progress of your mailed ballot

Directory of Elected Officials

View the Pocatello League of Women Voters’ directory of elected officials in Bannock County.

English Directory
Spanish Directory

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