Gem State Roundup

13,000 voters removed from Ada County rolls as part of state-mandated update to voting records

By: - February 28, 2023 4:20 am
Voters cast their ballots at Timberline High School

Voters cast their ballots at Timberline High School during the Idaho primary election on May 17, 2022. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

More than 13,000 voters have been removed from the Ada County voter rolls as part of a statewide update of voting records, according to an Ada County Elections Office press release.

State law mandates the cancellation of inactive voter records to ensure the Idaho Statewide Voter Registration System is up-to-date and accurate, the press release said. The voters removed from the rolls are those who have not voted in an eligible election in the past four years, the release said.

“It is imperative that we keep our voter rolls current and up to date. Actions like this help ensure the integrity of our safe and secure elections in Ada County,” Ada County Clerk Trent Tripple said in the release. “We want to make sure all Ada County citizens have the right to vote, and I encourage everyone to check their voter record online at”

The Ada County Elections Office recently notified affected voters of the cancellation with a postcard sent through the mail.

If a voter believes they were removed from the rolls in error, they are encouraged to contact the Ada County Elections Office at 208-287-6860, according to the release.

Voters who were removed from the system may re-register online at, mail a registration card to the Ada County Elections Office or register at the polls during early voting or on Election Day.

Voters who use the online option must wait until March 15 due to the Kuna School District bond election on March 14. Early voting is available for that election for residents within the Kuna School District from now through March 10 at the Canyon County Elections Office, Ada County Elections Office and Kuna City Hall.

Voters may also visit the Ada County Elections Office, 400 N. Benjamin Lane in Boise to register or register at the polls during any election.

New registrants must present photo identification and proof of residency. For information, go to

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.