Can a Felon Vote in Idaho? -

Can a Felon Vote in Idaho?

Idaho officially became a state on July 3, 1890. It was the 43rd state admitted to the US. The state’s largest city and capital is Boise and the population of the state (as of 2013) was just over 1,600,000 people. The area, which consists of just over 83,500 square miles, makes Idaho the 14th largest state in the US. People who live in Idaho are known as Idahoans. The major industries include mining, lumber and the growing and harvesting of wheat, potatoes, sugar beets and barley.

The highest point in the state is Borah Peak, which is just over 12,660 feet or almost 3,860 meters above sea level while the lowest point is found at Lewiston. The Snake River runs just 770 feet or 235 meters above sea level. Nicknamed the “Gem State,” the origin of the state’s name is unknown. Idaho’s state motto is Esto perpetua, or “May It Endure Forever.” The state horse is the Appaloosa, a symbol of the freedom that felons seek in their efforts to re-claim certain civil liberties, particularly the right to vote.

The law in Idaho gives felons the automatic right to vote as soon as they complete their incarceration. Therefore, voting rights are restored upon a felon’s release from prison and after he has completed the requirements of his parole or probation.

Felon Voting Law in Idaho

According to Idaho’s constitution, or Article VI, Section 3, “No person is permitted to vote, serve as a juror, or hold any civil office who has, at any place, been convicted of a felony, . . . who has not been restored to the rights of citizenship. . . .”

The law, according to state Code 18-310 (2) adds, “Upon final discharge, a person convicted of [a] . . . felony shall be restored the full rights of citizenship, except [in the cases] . . . of treason or for people who commit certain crimes, the right to own . . . a firearm is not restored.” The term, “final discharge” refers to the satisfactory completion of a prison term as well as probation and parole, whichever the case may be. You can obtain more information or supporting details by clicking on this link.

How a Felon in Idaho Can Restore Their Voting Rights

In Idaho, you must be a citizen of the U.S., at least 18 years old and be a resident for a month prior to an election date. Applicants can print and mail in the registration form or make registration in person at his county clerk’s office. A first-time voter needs to include a copy of some type of identification for proof of residence. Acceptable forms of ID include –

· Bank statement

· Utility bill

· Current photo ID

· Paycheck stub

· Government check

· Any other type of governmental document that shows a voter’s name and address

Felons can register early or on the same day of voting. They can also cast absentee ballots. However, they, along with other Idahoans, are not allowed to register to vote online. Obtain further details by clicking on this link.

Other Resources For Felons in Idaho

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