Secretary of State Issues Warning Over Suspicious Election Day Calls


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Date: November 3, 2020
Contact: Chad Houck, Chief Deputy Secretary of State
Phone: (208) 332-2862

Boise, Idaho – Secretary of State Lawerence Denney is alerting voters to suspicious robo-calls warning voters to “stay home, stay safe” on election day. The calls are not from any official office and should be ignored.

Some Idaho citizens received the calls early Tuesday morning, and stated that they came from a local area code.

All polling locations are open and available in Idaho for residents to go and vote. Polls will be open from 8:00am – 8:00pm, and you can register to vote at your polling location if you need to. Visit to find your polling location, identification requirements, and other voting information.



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 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.