The office of Secretary of State has initiated the #VoteEarlyIdaho campaign in response to the COVID-19 situation in Idaho.

Secretary Lawerence Denney and Idaho’s 44 county clerks will promote early requests of absentee ballots for the May 19 statewide primary election.

Idaho officials hope to utilize the absentee ballots to create an opportunity for Idahoans to still cast their votes and also protect themselves and their neighbors.

Those who wish to cast an absentee ballot must request a ballot from the county clerk, the ballot should arrive a month before the primary election. Voters would have to make sure their ballots make it back to the county clerk before midnight on election night.

Idahoans are asked to help spread the word on the early voting campaign by sharing the hashtag #VoteEarlyIdaho on social media.

Additional information on the Ballot Request Form can be found at For more information call the Benewah County Clerk’s office at 208-245-3212.

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