I am getting this question often every day. What is the difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting?

Absentee voting is what we do in Idaho. It’s safe, and it’s secure, and it’s a great way to vote from home. You don’t have to worry about getting to the polls, forgetting to get to the polls, lines at the polls, getting sick at the polls, any of that. You can avoid all of those challenges by voting absentee.

To do that, you have to request your absentee ballot. You can do it at my website, codi4idaho.com.

Then what will happen is September 30th, Ada County will mail you a ballot and then you can just return it. You have 23 days to return your ballot before election day on November 3rd. It’s a great way to vote. I always vote absentee. I have for many, many years. It’s just way more convenient. It’s totally safe and secure here in Idaho.

Mail-in voting is different. What that means is there are some states where they just mail ballots to anyone who’s a registered voter.

That does cause some problems because people move or people die and they’re still getting ballots out and then there could be some fraud.

We don’t have to worry about that in Idaho. We have a great system. It’s called absentee voting. Anyone can do it. Go to my website for more information, codi4idaho.com.