Secretary Denney Certifies November General Election Results


Date: November 20, 2018
Contact: Kristie Winslow, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (208) 332-2818

Boise, Idaho – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, along with the other members of Idaho’s State Board of Canvassers, Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf and Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane conducted the official state canvass for the 2018 General Election. The canvass of votes is the official accounting of every ballot cast to ensure every vote is counted.

“Every election is important, and I am very proud of how many Idahoans showed up at the polls to make their voices heard,” said Secretary Denney. “I want to thank the thousands of poll workers and all of the county election officials for their hard work in helping this election to run smoothly.”

The statement of vote, certified today by Secretary Denney, shows 612,536 Idahoans voted in the 2018 General Election — a turnout of 66.75% of Idaho’s 917,609 registered voters. Of those, 161,830 people participated via absentee or early voting. Counties with the highest voter turnout, as a percentage of registered voters, were Blaine (76.38%), Teton (75.76%), and Valley (75.01%). Official election results, including county-by-county and historical data, will soon be available on the Elections Division 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.

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