Early voting for next month’s midterm elections opens Monday, Oct. 15, at the Old County Courthouse in Hailey.

    Located on the first floor, the county Elections Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day for early voting is Nov. 2, the Friday before the Nov. 6 election.

    Voters can also request an absentee ballot through the office online at www.co.blaine.id.us/196/elections. The final day to ask for a ballot is 11 days prior to the election, and it must be returned to the Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on election night.

    Idaho allows day-of registration, including during the early voting period. To register, bring a photo ID and proof of residency to the office. If your driver’s license has your current address, that’s enough. Otherwise, you’ll need proof of residency at least 30 days old, such as a bill, bank statement, pay check or car registration.

    To vote. you may present an Idaho-issued photo identification card, state concealed weapons permit, a tribal photo identification card, a current student ID from an Idaho secondary or post-secondary school, or a form of federal photo identification, such as a passport.

    Voters may also sign a personal identification affidavit swearing to their identity at the polls.

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