COEUR d'ALENE - Early voting for the May 20 primary election will be available through May 16 at the county elections office, which is located at 1808 N. Third St.
Currently registered voters should bring a photo identification with them to cast their ballot, or they may sign a Personal Identity Affidavit instead, said Chief Deputy Clerk Pat Raffee in a press release.
New registrants, or those who have moved or changed names and wish to re-register, must bring a photo ID and proof of residency.
Acceptable proof of residency examples are a utility bill or auto insurance certificate with the voter's current residence address listed, and that is dated at least 30 days prior to their voting date.
Voters who have questions about their proof of residency documents should call the Elections office at 446-1030. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kootenai County is mailing absentee ballots with return postage pre-paid. Voters who want a ballot mailed to them can go to the county's elections website at: www.kcgov.us/elections to download the Absentee Ballot Request form.
The form can be returned to the elections office by mail, fax, or email. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is May 14.
Sample ballots for the election are available here: