Voting System Certification Hearing Set for Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Date: July 11, 2017
Contact: Tim Hurst, Chief Deputy, Elections Division
Phone: (208) 334-2852

Boise, Idaho — Secretary of State Lawerence Denney today announced a Voting System Certification Hearing for the ES&S EVS Voting System with the DS450 ballot scanner and tabulator.

A public demonstration and certification hearing will be held Tuesday, July 25 beginning at 9:00 am in the JR Williams Building East Conference Room Across
from the Capitol Building at 700 West State Street.

The public is invited to participate and comment on the features of the voting system.

The EVS voting system was certified by the Federal Election Assistance Commission in February 2017. Voting Systems must be certified by the Secretary of State before use in Idaho pursuant to section 34-2409 of the Idaho Code.

Secretary Denney said, “Any citizen who would like to participate in the hearing process is invited to attend. Public comment is important and appreciated when we examine a voting system that counts our votes.”



Lawerence Denney has served the people of Idaho since 1990. His public service began as a representative in District 13 and, following redistricting, then became a representative in District 9 until 2014. During this time, Denney served two terms as Majority Leader and three terms as Speaker of the House before successfully running for state office as Idaho’s Secretary of State. He is currently in the third year of his first term as Secretary of State.

System Upgrade In Progress

Campaign Finance, Lobbyist Reporting, and Online Voter Tools are expected to be offline from April 9th at 5:00 p.m. MDT, through April 12th at 8:00 a.m. MDT to complete a system upgrade.

Per Idaho Code 67-6607, campaign finance is reported monthly during a campaign’s election year. The deadline for the March report falls on Saturday, April 10th. Due to the interruption caused by this upgrade, political treasurers will be allowed to file the March report until 11:59 p.m. MDT on Monday, April 12th.

While we do our best to ensure compliance with all deadlines in statute, the timing of this release is critical to ensure minimal (or no) impact to the May election cycle. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.