Secretary of State To Release Idaho Election Video Series


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Date: April 5, 2021
Contact: Chad Houck, Chief Deputy Secretary of State
Phone: (208) 334-2852

Boise, Idaho — Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney will release the first in a series of videos intended to educate Idaho citizens on the many facets of Idaho elections.

Releasing at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6th, the first video will be a teaser of the entire series that will cover topics like voter registration, different ways to request a ballot and vote, tabulation of votes, the canvass, and election certification.

“It is important for us to build trust in the Idaho election process, and the best way to do that is to explain exactly how Idaho’s election system operates,” said Chief Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck. “This video series will break down every aspect of Idaho’s elections in a fun and informative way.”

The video series was made possible by funds received from the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Subsequent videos are scheduled to release every Tuesday and will be promoted on the Idaho Secretary of State website and social media feeds. To be sure you don’t miss an episode, follow the Idaho Secretary of State at the links below:

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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 his second 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.