Sept. 20-22: Absentee ballots mailed out.
Sept. 25: National Voter Registration Day at the Library. Both the Sandpoint and Clark Fork libraries host National Voter Registration Day events from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get your questions answered and be a part of our democratic process and register in time for the mid-term election Nov. 6. To register, bring your Idaho driver’s license number, Idaho state identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. For more information, contact Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665.
Oct. 9-Nov. 2: In-person absentee voting.
Oct. 12: The last day to pre-register before the general election (but remember Idaho allows Election Day registration at the polling place).
Oct. 26: The last day for a request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to be accepted in the Elections Office.
Nov. 6: Last day for the Elections Office to receive voted absentee ballots (8 p.m.)
Be sure you’re registered to vote. You may register to vote at the polls on Election Day. See where to vote and get details on registering at Idaho Votes.
Steven Bradshaw, R
Steve Johnson, D
Dan McDonald, R (incumbent)
Steve Lockwood, D
Michael Rosedale, R (incumbent)
Cheryl Piehl, R (incumbent)
Seat held by Jerry Clemons, retiring
Donna Gow, R
Robert Beers, R (incumbent)
Idaho Votes: Check the Idaho Secretary of State’s official voting info site for details on voter registration and how to vote, at IdahoVotes.gov.
– Check to see you’re registered: Am I Registered?
– Not registered? Do it right now: Register Online
– Find where you vote on Election Day: Where Do I Vote?
Polling locations: View the compiled list of Bonner County 2018 precincts and polling locations.
Precinct map: See color-coded location of voting precincts in Bonner County on the enlargeable 2018 Voter Precinct Map.
Bonner County Elections: Click for the Bonner County Clerk’sCounty Elections page.
Photo ID is required to vote. To cast a vote in Idaho, voters must show picture ID at the polls before being issued a ballot. Acceptable forms of picture ID are:
If you are not able to show an acceptable ID, you have the option of signing an affidavit, attesting to your personal identity. Once that is signed, you will be issued a ballot.
How and Where to Vote:
There’s a wealth of information on the state’s official voter information website with details and tools for voter registration and more, at IdahoVotes.gov.
Project Vote Smart:
See biographies, voting records, campaign finances and more about candidates for state and national office at VoteSmart.org.
See comprehensive information for voters on federal and state races in Idaho at the Ballotpedia Idaho page.
Follow the money:
Use tools to see how much candidates are collecting and who is donating at OpenSecrets.org or go directly to the Sandpoint page to see local contributors and recipients. Get more detailed information on statewide and legislative candidate contributions and expenditures at the Idaho Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Database.
Idaho Legislators. Click to find contact information for our District 1 and District 7 legislators for Bonner-Boundary counties, on the Idaho Legislature’s Who’s My Legislator page.
Bonner County. Contact county officials on the Bonner County website; browse menu for Commissioners, County Clerk, Treasurer and others.
City of Sandpoint. Mayor and council contacts on City of Sandpoint website.
City of Ponderay. Mayor and council contacts on City of Ponderay website.
City of Priest River. Contact mayor and council on City of Priest River site.
This is your county, and Steve Johnson wants to make it a better place. Your opinion matters! Steve wants to hear from you so he can better serve you and the county.