Absentee ballots need to be mailed now

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane reminds voters that completed absentee ballots for the May 21st Primary Election must be returned to County Clerk Election offices or to an official Elections ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day, May 21st to be counted.

Voters returning completed ballots by USPS mail are encouraged to send them by close of business today.

Of the 67,255 absentee ballots issued statewide, 31,268 have been returned to county elections offices, with a return rate of 46.5%.

Completed ballots must be returned to county elections offices by mail, in person, or in an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The Idaho Primary Election will include races for United States Representative, State Senate, State House of Representatives, County Commissioner, County Sheriff, County Prosecuting Attorney, Judges, and other local races and measures.