Secretary Denney Releases Election Security Video


Date: October 19, 2018
Contact: Kristie Winslow, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (208) 332-2818

Boise, Idaho – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney released a video today which details the measures taken to help keep Idaho’s elections secure. This video illustrates how different aspects of the election process each contribute to maintaining the integrity of Idaho’s elections.

“This video provides Idahoans with a chance to learn more about our election process and the security measures we have in place,“ said Secretary Denney. “It’s important that voters understand Idaho’s election officials are dedicated to ensuring every voice is heard and every vote is counted on Election Day.”

This video reviews the steps taken by Secretary Denney, county clerks, and election personnel to protect Idaho’s elections. It explains the importance of voter registration, paper ballots, poll workers, transparency, and our decentralized voting system. It also discusses important security measures including information security, physical security, emergency contingency plans, testing voting equipment, and verifying results.

This short video was created in partnership with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and can be viewed by visiting the Elections Security page of



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 fourth 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.