Welcome to Elmore County

Elmore County was established February 7, 1889, with its county seat at Rocky Bar. It is named after the Ida Elmore mines, the area’s greatest silver and gold producer of the 1860s, located near Silver City in Owyhee County.

A station on the overland stage route, originally named Rattlesnake, was moved west to the railroad line and became Mountain Home. On February 4, 1891, the county seat was moved to Mountain Home.

Welcome to Elmore County

**NEW** COUNTY SERVICES UPDATES FOR MAY 4, 2020 & INFO

CLICK BELOW FOR COVID-19 INFORMATION

Despite COVID-19, many recreational opportunities exist in Idaho’s outdoor areas.

Find out current openings and restrictions here.

MAY 2020 PRIMARY WILL BE  MAIL IN BALLOT ONLY

REQUEST BALLOT BY MAY 19TH (EXTENDED TO MAY 26TH @8pm)  —     RETURN BY JUNE 2nd!

The date for requesting an absentee ballot has been extended until Tuesday, May 26th @ 8PM!

You can still request a ballot online at ID Votes-Request Absentee Ballot , or if it is easier, you can head to the Elmore County Courthouse (bring a pen) and complete a request form located in the stand pictured below, then turn it in right to the drop box also located in front of the Courthouse.

Again, the time to REQUEST an absentee ballot (for all registered voters) has been extended!! Get yours in by Tuesday, May 26th by 8:00 PM!

SECURE BALLOT DROP BOX -BY JUNE 2ND, 8:00 p.m.

ELECTION MAY 2020

  • REQUEST YOUR BALLOT BY MAY 26h!  REQUEST MY BALLOT
  • RETURN your BALLOT BY JUNE 2nd, 8:00 p.m- BALLOT MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLERK BY JUNE 2ND…NOT IN THE MAIL BY JUNE 2ND.  Please account for mail processing time, or just:
    • Drop into the SECURE ballot drop box located right in front of the Courthouse!

ELMORE COUNTY ELECTIONS LIVE FEED-BALLOT PROCESSING

Watch Live on Elmore County YouTube Channel

Join live on the Elmore County YouTube Channel  Thursday, May 28th at 9:00am Mountain Time for the continuation of the opening of the ballots!

We will be doing the opening process continuing this week (May 28-May 29) from 9:15 to 4:30, and possibly Monday and Tuesday next week, depending on how quickly we can get these ballots opened.

*All persons opening ballots are employees of the Elmore County Clerk’s office.

Initially, ballots that have been received up to this point will be opened one precinct at a time.  Ballots that will be received this coming week will be opened and added to the locked ballot boxes later this week.

Description of the Elmore County ballot opening process:

  • The white signature envelopes will be opened first, with the signature facing away from the persons opening the ballots, and the inside manila “voted ballot” envelope will be taken out and all white envelopes will be boxed up and set aside.  This process ensures that a “voted ballot” envelope cannot be associated with the white “signature” envelope, thus keeping the secrecy of the voter’s ballot.
  • Once all the “voted ballot” envelopes are separated from the white envelopes, these envelopes will be opened, and the ballots removed.  A tally of the number of ballots each person opens will be marked on a board, so we can stay in balance with the number of ballots we have received to the number of ballots being opened.
  • Once an entire precinct is opened, those ballots will be placed into a ballot box and the ballot box will be kept locked until it is opened on June 2, 2020, when the ballots will be counted.  Any ballots that are being opened after the ballot boxes are locked will be placed in the appropriate ballot box through an opening in the top of the ballot box while keeping the ballot box locked.
  • During the entire ballot opening process AND when the ballot process is not being conducted and while the courthouse is closed, the locked ballot boxes will stay in the locked room equipped with a 24-hour security surveillance camera to ensure total security of the ballots until they are counted on June 2, 2020.

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Mon 01

Fair and Rodeo Board Meeting

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 04

National Fur Trappers NW Convention

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 09

Good Sams Club Jamboree

June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 17

Elmore County Planning and Zoning Meeting

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 19

Elmore County JR Rodeo

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - June 20 @ 7:00 pm
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Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV Information

Addresses, links, frequently asked questions, and more. View the Elmore County DMV page.

Elmore County Fairgrounds

Elmore county Expo Building

Expo Building and other facilities are available to rent!  See Fairground page for more information.

Current Job Openings

Check out current Elmore County job openings.

Check Your Polling Place

Anyone who needs to register to vote as a new voter, or to change your name or address must appear in person at the Courthouse to register.

ABOUT ELMORE COUNTY

There's a lot to do in Elmore County! Snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, wilderness, sand dunes, country living, Elmore County has it all!