Adams County IdahoWelcome to Adams County, Idaho

Adams County in the state of Idaho was established March 3, 1911 and named for America’s second president, John Adams. It is comprised of 1,376 square miles of mountains, forests, rivers, and high desert and is bordered on the west by Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. Our county is home to approximately 4,000 residents and include the communities of Bear, Council, Cuprum, Goodrich, Fruitvale, Indian Valley, Mesa New Meadows and Pinehurst. Council, Idaho is the county seat and is known for being the meeting place of the Nez Perce and Shoshoni Indians.

Adams County is a great recreational area. Here you can camp, fish, hunt, hike, swim, horseback ride, and pick huckleberries. In the winter, there are plenty of activities such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and down hill skiing. We welcome you to Adams County!

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You can now register online.

Welcome to the Idaho Secretary of State’s online voter registration application.
This system can be used to register to vote or update existing Idaho voter
registration information with a current and valid Driver’s License or
Identification Card issued by the Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles.

You must have an Idaho Driver’s License or Identification Card to complete the
Online Voter Registration process:

You need to register to vote in person or by mail. You will need to fill out and sign a
paper Voter Registration Application (Form ERM-1)
and submit the completed card to your local County Clerk’s Office by mail or in person.
If mailed, your registration application must be postmarked by the 25th day prior to the election.
County Clerk’s Office: 208.253.4561, option 5, or
Adams County Clerk, PO Box 48, Council, ID 83612

Important Dates:
April 16, 2018, Start absentee voting *Contact County Clerk’s office
April 20, 2018, Last day to pre-register to vote *Election Day registration is available
May 04, 2018, Last day to receive an application for an absentee ballot to be mailed
May 11, 2018, Last day for in-person absentee voting

*Voters, who are currently affiliated with a party, cannot change their party affiliations
*Voters, who are unaffiliated will be allowed to change their affiliation.

Affiliated with the Republican Party may vote one of the following:
Republican , Democratic or Non-Partisan Ballot
Affiliated with the Democratic, Constitution, Libertarian Party or Unaffiliated:
Democratic or Non-Partisan Ballot


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Adams County is using a comprehensive emergency alert and notification system powered by AlertSense.
The system allows us to send residents emergency alerts, severe weather warnings and community notifications that may personally affect you and the locations you care about. This service is provided free to our residents and is easy to sign up. Anyone in Adams County can register to receive these messages by signing up at this link;…

We urge all individuals and businesses to register to ensure that we can alert you in the event of an emergency. Sign up today and share the types of emergency alerts, severe weather warnings and community notifications that you would like to receive, as well as your contact information and preferences (eg: text message to your cell phone, email, call to your land line phone number). Registration is especially important for those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number, have an unlisted phone number, or who have changed their phone number or address within the past year.
In order to receive personally relevant alerts and notifications, enter your home or work address so that we can send geographically targeted messages. Any information you share will remain private and will only be used to deliver the emergency alerts and community notifications to which you subscribe.
AlertSense enables us to issue emergency alerts to warn citizens of events such as severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, need for immediate evacuation, civil danger, local area emergencies, and missing persons.
Emergency alerts sent from Adams County will come through with the following Caller ID displayed: 877-957-9563. If you would like to hear the last alert you received repeated, simply dial the Caller ID number back.

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