Secretary Denney Certifies New Electronic Poll Book


Date: June 7, 2019
Contact: Kristie Winslow, Communications Coordinator
Phone: (208) 332-2818

Boise, Idaho – Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tenex’s Precinct Central e-poll book has been certified for use in Idaho.

“Introducing this additional option to county election officials is another step forward in our efforts to implement changes to improve the voting experience for Idahoans,” said Secretary Denney. “Furthermore, the transparency of the certification process helps to maintain the public trust in this office and in Idaho’s elections; a top priority for this office.”

The certification process ensures the system complies with all state and federal requirements. This process requires the system to pass testing completed by Idaho Secretary of State staff. In addition to the public hearing and the required testing, the system has also been certified by an independent testing authority approved by the Idaho Secretary of State.

Tenex’s Precinct Central is an iPad-based system designed to ensure efficiency and accuracy at the polls during the voter check-in process. It is the fourth e-poll book to be certified in Idaho.



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