Voter Requirements

Qualifications to Register to Vote

You must be eighteen (18) years of age and a citizen of the United States. You must have resided in the City of Coeur d'Alene for at least thirty (30) days preceding the next election or in area that the City has annexed within thirty (30) days of election.

If you have two (2) residences, you must declare one of these to be your primary residence for voting purposes. Under no circumstances may a person be registered in both locations.

Voter Registration Methods

Applications for voter registration can be received at the City Clerk's office at City Hall or at:

Kootenai County Voter Registration
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene ID 83814
(208) 769-4428

Any individual who is eligible to vote may register on election day by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the individual maintains residence, by completing a registration card, making an oath in the form prescribed by the secretary of state and proof of residence.

Proof of residency may be:

  • Driver's license or Idaho identification card issued by the Department of Transportation with you current address indicated on the card
  • Valid student identification card from a post secondary educational institution in Idaho accompanied with student fee statement containing student's valid address in the precinct together with a picture identification card


  • Having a voter who is registered to vote in the precinct sign an oath in the presence of the election judge vouching that the voter personally knows that the individual is a resident of the precinct

Same (election) day registration can not be done at a nursing home.

Voter registrations cannot be faxed.

Deadline to Register

Idaho has "Same Day Registration." This means you can register at the polling place in your precinct on Election Day.