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TITLE 34
ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 3
ELECTION PRECINCTS AND JUDGES
34-308.  Mail ballot precinct. (1)  A precinct within the county that contains no more than one hundred forty (140) registered electors at the last general election may be designated by the board of county commissioners as a mail ballot precinct no later than April 1 in an even-numbered year. Such a designation shall apply thereafter to all elections conducted within the precinct until revoked by the board of county commissioners or until the precinct contains one hundred fifty-one (151) registered electors at the last general election. Having designated a mail ballot precinct, there shall be no voting place established within the precinct. Elections in a mail ballot precinct shall be conducted in a manner consistent with absentee voting with the special provisions provided in this section.
(2)  The clerk shall issue a ballot, by mail, to every registered voter in a mail ballot precinct and shall affix postage to the return envelope sufficient to return the ballot.
(3)  The ballot shall be mailed no sooner than twenty-four (24) days prior to the election day and no later than the fourteenth day prior to the election.
(4)  The clerk shall make necessary provisions to segregate mail ballot precinct ballots by precinct and, for all purposes of the election, the precinct integrity shall be maintained.
(5)  The clerk shall make registration available in the office of the clerk on election day for any individual who is eligible to vote and who resides in a mail ballot precinct and has not previously registered. The clerk shall provide an official polling place in the office of the clerk, and a qualified elector who registers on election day and resides in a mail ballot precinct shall be allowed to vote at the office of the clerk.
(6)  (a)  Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, electors who have designated a political party affiliation pursuant to section 34-404, Idaho Code, shall receive the primary election ballot for that party pursuant to sections 34-904 and 34-904A, Idaho Code.
(b)  Electors who have designated a political party affiliation pursuant to section 34-404, Idaho Code, may receive the primary election ballot of a political party other than the political party such elector is affiliated with if such other political party has provided notification to the secretary of state that identifies the political party such elector is affiliated with, as provided for in section 34-904A(2)(b), Idaho Code.
(7)  For "unaffiliated" electors, in order to receive a political party’s primary election ballot pursuant to section 34-904A, Idaho Code, the county clerk shall mail a ballot request form for the primary election ballot to the electors in a mail ballot precinct for the electors to use in selecting the party ballot they choose to receive.
(a)  In the event that more than one (1) political party allows electors designated as "unaffiliated" to vote in their party’s primary election pursuant to section 34-904A, Idaho Code, an elector designated as "unaffiliated" shall indicate on the form such elector’s choice of the political party’s primary election ballot in order to vote in that party’s primary election.
(b)  In the event no more than one (1) political party allows electors designated as "unaffiliated" to vote in their party’s primary election pursuant to section 34-904A, Idaho Code, an elector designated as "unaffiliated" shall indicate on the form that political party’s primary election ballot in order to vote in that political party’s primary election.
(c)  If an elector designated as "unaffiliated" is not permitted to vote in a political party’s primary election as provided for in section 34-904A, Idaho Code, such elector shall receive a nonpartisan ballot.
(d)  If an elector designated as "unaffiliated" does not indicate on the form a choice of political party’s primary election ballot, such elector shall receive a nonpartisan ballot.

History:
[34-308, added 2004, ch. 165, sec. 1, p. 541; am. 2011, ch. 319, sec. 2, p. 929; am. 2019, ch. 97, sec. 1, p. 355.]


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