VOTERS — PRIVILEGES, QUALIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATION
34-410. Mail registration. Any elector may register by mail for any election. Any mail registration application must be received by the county clerk prior to the close of registration as provided in section 34-408, Idaho Code, provided that any mail registration application postmarked not later than twenty-five (25) days prior to an election shall be deemed timely.
The secretary of state shall prescribe the form for the mail registration application. This mail application form shall be available for distribution through governmental and private entities, with particular emphasis on making them available for organized voter registration programs.
Any federal mail registration form adopted pursuant to the provisions of the national voter registration act of 1993 (P.L. 103-31) shall also be accepted as a valid registration, if such form is postmarked not later than twenty-five (25) days prior to an election.
The county clerk shall prepare and issue by first class nonforwardable mail to each elector registering by mail a verification of registration containing the name and residence of the elector and the name or number of the precinct in which the elector resides.
A verification returned undeliverable shall cause the county clerk to remove the elector’s card from the register of electors.
As required by the help America vote act of 2002 (P.L. 107-252), a copy of proper identification will be required prior to issuance of a ballot to anyone who has registered by mail and has not previously voted in an election for federal office in the state. Proper identification consists of:
(1) A current and valid photo identification; or
(2) A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
[34-410, added 1994, ch. 67, sec. 7, p. 139; am. 1995, ch. 215, sec. 4, p. 750; am. 2003, ch. 48, sec. 4, p. 182.]