Secretary Denney Announces Absentee and Early Voting Numbers


Date: November 5, 2018
Contact: Kristie Winslow, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (208) 332-2818

Boise, Idaho – Just one day ahead of the 2018 General Election, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced an estimated 153,781 ballots have already been received statewide via absentee and early voting ahead of Election Day.

As of this morning, 168,606 absentee ballots have been issued, and approximately 14,825 absentee ballots are still outstanding.

Voters who have not yet mailed their absentee ballots may still hand-deliver them in-person to their county clerk. In order to be counted, all absentee ballots must be received at the county clerk’s office no later than Tuesday, November 6 at 8 p.m. Voters can track their absentee ballot online at

2018 General Election By-the-Numbers

  • 846,433 Idahoans are registered to vote (as of Nov. 1)
  • 168,606 voters requested an absentee ballot (as of Nov. 5)
  • 153,781 absentee ballots have been cast (as of 8 a.m.)



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.